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Never mind going just one way


Crossing the finish line of the Vendee Globe, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, both ways round the world.
The 36 year-old, who completed an east to west circumnavigation in 178 days in 2005, completed her double record at 1.12pm local time in Les Sables d’Olonne having been at sea for a little over 99 days on her boat Aviva. Every day was tough and thrilling


Image: Dee sailing Aviva.
Gareth Cooke, YachtPals

Dee was raised in Hertfordshire. She left teaching to learn how to sail. She appears to have succeeded. Brilliantly.

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