Dee Plans For Another World Record Attempt

15 January 2007

It is only seven months since she sailed into the record books, but not one to rest on her laurels, Dee Caffari is now focusing on her next challenge, namely to be the first female to sail solo around the world in both directions. To achieve this goal, she is moving into the highly competitive world of Open 60 racing, and the ‘Aviva Ocean Racing Campaign’ will culminate with her entry into the 2008/9 Vendée Globe, one of the world’s most gruelling races.

Having already proved herself to be a yachtswoman of the highest calibre, Dee now has to demonstrate that she can be fast as well as tough. To this end, she will have a new boat for training, plus a completely new boat designed specifically for the challenge. For training purposes she will be using Open 60 class yacht ‘Aviva’ (formerly known as ‘Hellomoto’). The team have selected Merfyn Owen of Owen Clarke Designs to design the new boat, preparations for which are to begin immediately.

Personally, Dee has to be at optimum fitness, physically and psychologically, as this challenge will take its toll at many levels. To this end she has a highly professional team behind her, including experts from the Leeds Metropolitan University, and a rigorous training schedule, both on and off the water. Dee’s calendar includes the Rolex Fastnet this summer, plus the Flora London Marathon and L’Étape du Tour (a stage of the Tour du France) during 2007, and the Transat in June 2008.

Sail 4 Cancer wishes Dee every success in her new record breaking attempt.

Dee Plans For Another World Record Attempt
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