Against the Flow: The Inspiring Story of a Teacher Turned Record-Breaking Yachtswoman

Against the Flow: The Inspiring Story of a Teacher Turned Record-Breaking Yachtswoman

by Dee Caffari, James Cracknell
     
 

WITH A FOREWORD BY JAMES CRACKNELL

In 2006, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo round theworld against the prevailing winds and currents. Her story is anadventure in the true sense of the word. It is about physical hardshipin terrible conditions, overcoming solitude, sleep deprivation, theworry of crucial equipment failing, 34 days of gales, 12 metre

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WITH A FOREWORD BY JAMES CRACKNELL

In 2006, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo round theworld against the prevailing winds and currents. Her story is anadventure in the true sense of the word. It is about physical hardshipin terrible conditions, overcoming solitude, sleep deprivation, theworry of crucial equipment failing, 34 days of gales, 12 metre waves,cyclones and a lightning strike. It is also about a woman who steppedoutside her safe zone, gave up a good job and financial security, allbecause she wanted to sail. She dared to dream, and her courageresulted in a place in the history books alongside a handful of men.

Morepeople have walked on the moon than have successfully completed awestabout circumnavigation, and in this inspirational book Dee sharesthe story of her journey from beginner to record breaker.

'Ifeel I have been preparing for this my whole life. This is my dream. Tobe the first woman to sail the globe single-handed, westabout. It'stwice as long and twice as hard. We can do more than we think we can.We just have to dare to dream.'
Dee Caffari

'Dee has inspiredthe imagination of a worldwide audience. She has joined only four menwho have achieved this feat. Other women may follow, but she willalways remain the first.'
Sir Chay Blyth

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713685336
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

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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