Dee Caffari, the greatest “globetrotter” in history

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We are introducing you to the 30 legends of sailing. Now it is your turn to choose the greatest sailor of all time.

30 Sailors of History QOK.qxd:Layout 1The British sailor, born to a Maltese father in 1973, is the only woman to have completed five round-the-world sailing trips, including three nonstop. In 2004 she took part in the Global Challenge Race (29,000-mile round-the-world crewed race from east to west); in 2006 she made history by becoming the first woman to solo circumnavigate the globe from east to west, against prevailing winds and currents (took 178 days).

Dee_M8425Not content, in 2008/09 she took part in the Vendée Globe (nonstop solo round-the-world race) finishing in sixth place overall. The third non-stop round-the-world race was in 2011, when Dee completed the Barcelona World Race. Caffari also took part in the Volvo Ocean Race (the round-the-world crewed stage race) with Team SCA in 2014/15.

Because: Dee Caffari is the first and so far only woman to have traveled the world solo and nonstop in both directions.

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DISCOVER ALL THE STORIES OF THE 30 SAILING LEGENDS HERE

Ben Ainslie
Peter Blake
Dee Caffari
Franck Cammas
Paul Cayard
Francis Chichester
Dennis Conner
Russell Coutts
Laura Dekker
Michel Desjoyeaux
Alexander Di Benedetto
Vito Dumas
Paul Elvstrom
Ambrose Fogar
François Gabart
Torben Grael
Francis Joyon
Robin Knox-Johnston
Ellen MacArthur
Bernard Moitessier
Mauro Pelaschier
Loick Peyron
Cino Ricci
Alessandra Sensini
Ernest Shackleton
Joshua Slocum
John Soldini
Agostino Straulino
Eric Tabarly
Vasco Vascotto

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