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MBE Dee Caffari becomes Sunsail Ambassador

May 5, 2016 

Sunsail is delighted to announce that British yachtswoman Dee Caffari has joined our team as a brand ambassador for Sunsail, the world's largest sailing company. Dee Caffari is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times. More recently she was part of the all-female crew in the Volvo Ocean Race 14-15.

She fell for sailing as part of a whole career change from teaching in her mid-twenties, training with UKSA, completing her Ocean Yachtmaster course and going onto work for British Sailor Mike Golding OBE. A true world beater and inspirational record breaker it is the joint mission of Sunsail and Caffari to grow participation in sailing, with a strong emphasis on encouraging female sailors to challenge and open up the sport further for both genders. Dee Caffari will be attending several events during the year with Sunsail, including Ladies Day at Cowes Week as well as the Southampton Boat Show with many more in the pipeline. She is also a patron for the charity Sail 4 Cancer; a charity Sunsail is actively involved in with the aim of raising funds and awareness for the great work that they do.

Dee Caffari says “I am passionate about the sport of sailing and if I can help others get involved and experience what the sport can offer it makes me happy. Working alongside Sunsail UK is a great opportunity as together we can offer everyone access to the sport at a variety of levels, from racing to cruising on amazing holidays in stunning locations.

Scott Farquharson, Sunsail’s general manager commented, “Dee Caffari is an exceptional athlete. Her sheer endurance, sense of adventure and passion for this exhilarating sport is second to none. These qualities along with her charisma and love for travel make her the perfect choice for us. We look forward to working with this highly respected ambassador to promote sailing at its best”.

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For 40 years Sunsail has led the way in sailing adventures. From the first pioneering flotillas in Greece to today’s choice of the best and lesser known yachting destinations, Sunsail is the word when it comes to sailing holidays. On a mission to pass on the passion, even complete beginners can now enjoy the world’s best cruising grounds by hiring a skipper from any Sunsail base. Sunsail offers Independent yacht charters, flotillas, sailing schools, events and yacht ownership. Sunsail operates in 25 diverse destinations throughout 19 different countries and Caribbean islands.

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