Woman holding the helm of a yacht

Dee Caffari MBE

First woman to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions.

BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies, 1994

PGCE, 1995

Honorary Doctor of Sport Science, 2006

If I have sensed resistance to anything I have wanted to do because I am a woman, I have chosen to challenge and push against that resistance. Sailing around the world against the winds and currents is the perfect metaphor for all women that continue to fight for equality. We must continue to believe in ourselves and each other.