Dee Caffari and crew compete in the Calais Round Britain Race.
Dee Caffari, the British woman who in May 2006 set the sailing world alight by achieving a 'world first' for solo circumnavigating the world against the winds and currents, has embarked on the first step in her next quest.
Caffari and her Open 60 yacht 'Aviva' are competing in the Calais Round Britain race. Caffari's strategy is to use this and a series of other races to hone her skills in Open 60 racing, building up to taking part next year in sailing's elite solo race, the Vendee Globe.
Dee's team on the Calais Round Britain Race are Dee Caffari - British, skipper of Aviva
Nigel King - British, yacht racing expert and Open 60 trainer Liz Wardley - Papua New Guinea, professional sailor Simon Clarke - British, professional sailor and former captain of Hugo Boss Laurent Mahy - Belgian, sail designer for North Sails and professional sailor
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