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British yachtswomen Dee Caffari MBE has 6 circumnavigations to her credit.
Her professional sailing career began working for both Sir Robin Knox-Johnson and Sir Chay Blyth’s sailing adventure companies so her progression into becoming a round the world sailing pioneer was not a surprise.
Dee’s first circumnavigation was as skipper of Imagine It. Done in the 2004 Global Challenge Round the World Yacht Race. In 2005, she set off on her own in the Global Challenge yacht Aviva to complete a second circumnavigation against the prevailing winds and currents and completed the voyage in 178 days.
She then graduated to the Vendée Globe competing in the 2009/10 race and claimed the record as the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in both directions
She competed in the 2011 Barcelona Race, teaming up with Anna Corbella to finish 6th with a time of 102 days 19 hour 17 min.
Her last two circumnavigations have been in the Volvo Ocean Race, as a crew member in the all-women Team SCA in 2014/15 and then as skipper of the 2017/18 yacht Turn the Tide on Plastic.
Youtube acceptance speech – Dee Caffari
wikipedia link – Dee Caffari