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Record breaking round the world yachtswoman Dee Caffari is skippering Aviva in the RORC Rolex Fastnet race
Dee is competing with her weather routing tactician and trainer Mike Broughton.
Broughton has a distinguished track record in this biannual race, having
participated on thirteen occasions. Joining Mike and Dee on board will be
four-time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Matthew Pinsent. The former Olympic
oarsman is filming the race as one of the non participative journalists
reporting on this year's race.
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. 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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– but the sailors praise the new boats
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Photo Credit: Dario Belingheri/Bettini Photo