British yachtswoman Dee Caffari made history today when she became the first woman to sail twice around the world in different directions, both against and now with the prevailing winds and currents.
While her 2006 achievement was impressive in itself, finishing sixth in this epic Vendee Globe race today is particularly inspiring because her first solo race in an Open 60 was only in November 2007. The tough Vendee Globe race is known as the ‘Everest of the seas’.
Just three years ago, Dee Caffari sailed around the world against the prevailing winds and currents taking 178 days and now on 16th February 2009, the British sailor has done it again, but this time from west to east in a race. It took 98 days. A remarkable performance as only fifteen solo sailors have accomplished this feat in less than 100 days aboard a monohull. She’s returned to France to huge crowds of well wishers and supporters this afternoon. Congratulations Dee!!
We are looking forward to welcoming Dee back onto the speaker circuit - she is an inspirational a superb motivational speaker.
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