Britain's Caffari, the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world singlehanded both eastabout and westabout
, is returning as skipper of Al-Thuraya Bank Muscat, once again sailed exclusively by women.
"They have just had 400 miles of offshore experience which has been brilliant because it has demonstrated the massive progress they are making," said Caffari who became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in both directions after completing the Vendee Globe in 2009 and her own single-handed westabout
circumnavigation three years before.
WeEoACAOre looking forward to some competitive racing with the other Extreme 40EoACAOs, but primarily it will be a great opportunity to get some valuable training ahead of the next Extreme Sailing Series round, in Cowes, next month.EoACA[yen] The race begins at 5am, from the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, after which the fleet will race westabout
to The Needles, around St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy and back into the Solent, to the finish line in Cowes.
In the Atlantic, he was tracked by pirates off Brazil and he rounded Cape Horn the wrong way (westabout