The Sailing Show

Dee Caffari Prepares for her Second Volvo Ocean Race

Dee Caffari, Volvo Ocean Race
Dee Caffari [Gareth Cooke]

British yachtswoman will lead a young mixed gender crew while championing an environmental cause backed by the United Nations

Watch an excerpt of this podcast in the original video interview with Dee here

Record breaking offshore sailor Dee Caffari MBE will be leading a young mixed gender crew for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race while promoting an environmental campaign to Turn the Tide on Plastic.  Dee’s crew, which is backed by the Mirpuri Foundation and Ocean Family Foundation, is the sixth confirmed team out of a possible eight for the race  and will promote the United Nations Environment’s ‘Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign throughout the eight months of the race, which covers 45,000 nautical miles of racing around the world, taking in 12 Host Cities on six continents.  Dee will go into the record books once more when she leads a mixed gender team having made history already when she became the first woman to sail solo non-stop around the world in both directions. This will be her sixth time navigating the globe and she is excited about tackling the southern ocean once again.

Watch more sailing videos in the Making Waves series HERE

The veteran yachtswoman is supporting a cause she is passionate about and WiSP Sports will follow her throughout her campaign, catching up with her during the stopovers once the race begins on October 22, 2017  from Alicante, Spain following the in-port race.

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Podcast length 22′ 47″

“I get the opportunity to have a few friends of experience on the boat and I’ll obviously be displaying the 50-50 mix at that end of the boat as well, and it’s quite nice to have people that you trust and will buy into what you’re trying to do. It’s going to be a really big challenge this team, you know, it’s inexperienced and it’s late, we don’t have that much time to practice in the boat before we even start the process but I’m convinced we can get the right sailors to do it. We just need to sail fast, in the right direction and not make any mistakes so I’ve got to make some decisions pretty quickly,” Dee Caffari.

WiSP Sports featured exclusive coverage of the all-female crew on Team SCA during the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race which is all HERE







Photo: Gareth Cooke
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