British Yachtswoman circumnavigates world in both directions

When British yachtswoman Dee Caffari crosses the Vendée Globe finish line today, she will be the first woman to have completed a solo, non-stop circumnavigation both ways around the world.

After sailing solo and non-stop around the world in May 2006 against the prevailing winds and currents – known as the ‘wrong’ way around the world – Dee is expected to complete her second circumnavigation in the ‘right’ direction at approxiamtely 1.30pm today.

Dee’s debut in the race will come to an end after 25,000 miles and 100 days at sea, when she crosses the finish line off the coast of Les Sables d’Olonne, France in 6th place.

To see Dee Caffari onboard her 60-foot Open Aviva during her double world record breaking journey, visit our gallery of the Vendée Globe at