Dee Caffari's new challenge


Right to left: Dee Caffari with GAES' Antonia Gasso and Anna Corbella
Right to left: Dee Caffari with GAES' Antonia Gasso and Anna Corbella
Round the world sailor to team up with Anna Corbella for the Barcelona World Race
Over the last few days Dee Caffari has been mysteriously delivering her IMOCA Open 60 somewhere….but now we know where and why! The British solo sailor, who last year became the first woman to have sailed singlehanded non-stop around the world both eastabout and westabout, is to enter the Barcelona World Race with Spanish sailor Anna Corbella. It will be the first time an all-female crew has entered the race. Corbella, who comes from Barcelona, last year competed in the Mini Transat as part of the Spanish multi-boat GAES team and finished sixth on the first leg and 13th overall, despite sailing a far from state-of-the-art 2002 generation boat. The 60 project is once again being backed by her sponsor GAES. Corbella is a past 470 and 420 sailors and spent two seasons as part of the Spanish Olympic team. She began her Mini sailing in 2004 competing in the Mini Med and has been involved with the Classe 6.50 ever since, winning the Trophy Taylor Woodrow in 2007, coming sixth in the Mini Barcelona in 2008 and fourth in the Mini Empúries that same year. A long term aim of Corbella has been to take part in the Barcelona World Race and in the past she has worked on the shore side of the Pakea Bizkaia and Educación sans Frontiers teams. “I am really pleased to have a focus for another year and to keep racing at that level,” Dee told thedailysail earlier. “It has been really good for us. It is not the full package and the full amount, but it is allowing me to stay racing and move the boat forward. It allows Anna to do something very special and I can contribute to that and it keeps us all employed for another year and it buys us

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