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Dee Caffari

Dee Caffari

Round the World Female Record-Breaking Yachtswoman & Inspirational Speaker


United Kingdom

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Dee CaffariMBE is a symbol of courage, determination, and motivation. In 2006 onboard Aviva Dee became the only woman to have sailed around the world the wrong way.Before she started sailing professionally, she was a PE teacher for five years. During her expedition, she covered 29,100 miles over a period of six-months. The record-breaking ‘round the world’ yachtswomen speaks about her motivation at various business and conference speaking events.

In 2004, Caffari took the yacht named ‘Imagine It. Done’ to Globe Challenge as an amateur sailor. Her yacht she skippered, finished on the podium in leg six despite having to retire from the second leg. Dee Caffari has never looked back after that. Dee took part in Vendee Globe Race in 2009 and became the only woman to sail around the world in both directions. She also circumnavigated Britain and Ireland during the same year, beating the previous record with a glamorous margin of 17 hours. In 2011, she joined Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service as new patron for the charity. She lives near Stokes Bay where the independent lifeboat station is based.

Dee is a powerful speaker with great footage from her voyages built into her presentations who focusses her messages on the following areas; Motivation, Attitude, Self-belief, World-record setting whilst under pressure, courage in tough times, goal setting, embracing change, high performance and leading teams.

At present, Dee  is continuing her sailing adventures along with her involvement as a motivational speaker.  She speaks at various events to support her chosen charities.

  • 'The wow factor of the conference!'

    Reckitt Benckiser

  • Dee Caffari 'The wow factor of the conference!'
    5 / 5
  • 'Dee's presentation was a wonderful and highly effective way to engage and inspire our employees'

    Aviva Canada

  • Dee Caffari 'Dee's presentation was a wonderful and highly effective way to engage and inspire our employees'
    5 / 5

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