Date of birth: 23 January 1973
In: Watford, United Kingdom
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about her that you don't know: True to the British spirit, Dee loves a cup of tea in the afternoon - no matter what!
Who she is: Caffari makes her debut as a Volvo Ocean Race skipper having competed as part of the all-female Team SCA in 2014-15. She's a woman who knows her ocean racing, having also competed in the Vendée Globe, the Global Challenge, the Barcelona World Race and four transatlantic races. She is the only woman to have sailed solo around the world in both directions (east about and west about) as well as being the only female to have sailed around the world three times, non-stop. Caffari also holds the female crewed monohull Round Britain and Ireland speed record, a record she established in June 2009, with her SCA crewmate Sam Davies.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races
2014-15 Team SCA