Episode 9: Dee Caffari, world record holder, Vendee Globe, and Volvo Ocean Racer; Contribute to the podcast on Patreon.

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This is just a sampling of Dee Caffari’s achievements under sail from her website:

“In 2006 Dee became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world against the prevailing winds and currents and was awarded an MBE in recognition of her achievement.

Dee successfully completed the solo, non-stop Vendée Globe Race in 2009, crossing the finish line in 6th place out of an original fleet of 30 competitors. April 2011 saw Dee complete her third non-stop circumnavigation in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. In 2014, as part of Team SCA taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15, Dee secured the Round Britain and Ireland Speed Record for an all-female crewed monohull of 4 days 21 hrs 39 secs.”

We talk about the Hell On High Water TV charity drive, Team SCA, how average sailors can become a better racers, and sleeping strategies while solo sailing in ocean races.  Check out her great book, Against the Flow, available on audible about how she went from being a school teacher who had never sailed before to being the first woman in history to sail solo-nonstop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents.  It’s an inspiring story about following your dreams and an entertaining listen or read.

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