Against the Flow: The First Woman to Sail Solo the 'wrong Way' Around the World

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A&C Black, Feb 27, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages

'An incredibly moving and inspirational book' Boat Mart

In 2006, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo round the world against the prevailing winds and currents. Her story is an adventure in the true sense of the word. It is about physical hardship in terrible conditions, overcoming sleep deprivation, 34 days of gales, 12 metre waves and cyclones. It is also about a woman who stepped outside her safe zone and dared to dream. Her courage resulted in a place in the history books alongside a handful of men, having achieved something truly extraordinary. More people have walked on the moon than have successfully completed a westabout circumnavigation, and in this inspirational book Dee shares the story of her journey from beginner to record breaker. A new chapter for this paperback edition recounts Dee's experiences since her Record and her preparations for the Vendee Globe Race.

'We can do more than we think we can. We just have to dare to dream.' Dee Caffari

'Dee has inspired the imagination of a worldwide audience. She has joined only four men who have achieved this feat. Other women may follow, but she will always remain the first.' Sir Chay Blyth

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About the author (2009)

After an early career as a secondary school PE teacher, Dee Caffari realised that her destiny was a life on the water. She gave up her job and worked with Mike Golding Yacht Racing, completing a number of offshore races. During the 2004/5 Global Challenge Race, Dee successfully skippered 18 amateur yachtsmen around the world and in the same 72ft yacht, she completed her record-breaking circumnavigation, finishing on 18 May 2006.

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