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Against the Flow
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"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

This is the inspirational story of an ordinary woman who gave up her career to learn how to sail and become the first woman to circumnavigate 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 solitude, sleep deprivation, the worry of crucial equipment failing, thirty-four days of gales, twelve-meter waves, cyclones, and a lightning strike. It is also about a woman who stepped outside her safe zone and gave up a good job and financial security, all because she wanted to sail. She dared to dream, and her courage resulted in a place in the history books alongside a handful of men.

Includes a foreword by James Cracknell, the double Olympic Gold-winning rower.

After an early career as a high school physical education teacher, Dee Caffari realized 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???2005 Global Challenge Race, Caffari successfully skippered eighteen amateur yachtsmen around the world. In the same 72-foot yacht, Aviva, she completed her record-breaking circumnavigation, finishing on May 18, 2006.

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After an early career as a secondary school PE teacher, Dee Caffarirealised that her destiny was a life on the water. She gave up her joband worked with Mike Golding Yacht Racing, completing a number ofoffshore races. During the 2004/5 Global Challenge Race, Deesuccessfully skippered 18 amateur yachtsmen around the world and in thesame 72ft yacht, Aviva, she completed her record-breakingcircumnavigation, finishing on 18 May 2006.

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"Dee Caffari engages with the reader so her experiences become your experiences. It's an absorbing narrative with pace and energy with a simple message: the ordinary can change and become exceptional."--"Sailing Today" "This is a truly inspiring book that follows the highs, and inevitable lows, of Dee's journey, before detailing what she has been up to sincer her records."--"Boat Mart" "This is a good read with daring to aplenty but also with an accessible and very human heroine who, just maybe, given the opportunity, we could see ourselves trying to emulate."--"Lifeboat" Dee Caffari engages with the reader so her experiences become your experiences. It's an absorbing narrative with pace and energy with a simple message: the ordinary can change and become exceptional. "Sailing Today" This is a truly inspiring book that follows the highs, and inevitable lows, of Dee's journey, before detailing what she has been up to sincer her records. "Boat Mart" This is a good read with daring to aplenty but also with an accessible and very human heroine who, just maybe, given the opportunity, we could see ourselves trying to emulate. "Lifeboat""

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