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Sailing - 30. November 2007.

Dee Caffari AVIVA on race start of the Transat Ecover-BtoB from Salvador de Bahia, Brazil to Le Havre, France.

Dee Caffari onboard AVIVA will be setting off on her first solo open 60
race, the 2007 Transat Ecover-BtoB, a transatlantic sailing race between
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil and Port-La-Foret, Finistere, Brittany.

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Dee Caffari oversees the repairs to AVIVA before setting off on her first solo open 60 race, the 2007 Transat Ecover-BtoB, a transatlantic sailing race between Salvador de Bahia, Brazil and Port-La-Foret, Finistere, Brittany. photos onEdition



The 4,340-mile race signifies the next step of Caffari's rapid development into
competitive Open 60 racing as she prepares to compete in the Vendee Globe
2008/09 and become the first woman to sail solo around the world in both
directions. The Aviva Ocean Racing campaign is planned to culminate with her
entry into the 2008/9 Vendee Globe. This race is contested by ocean racing's
elite, is regarded as one of the world's most gruelling sailing races.

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Caffari's campaign will include a series of IMOCA (International Monohull
Open Class Association) Open 60 races throughout 2007/8 in preparation for
her entry into the 2008/9 Vendee Globe. The new purpose built race boat for
the 2008 Vendee Globe entry is under construction.
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