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Caffari makes sailing history in Vendee

Updated: February 16, 2009, 9:45 AM ET
Associated Press

LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France -- British sailor Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail around the world solo in both directions when she finished sixth Monday in the Vendee Globe.

The 36-year-old Caffari finished the race in 99 days, 1 hour, 10 minutes and 57 seconds in her Vendee Globe debut. Aboard Aviva, she circled the three great capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, the southernmost tips of Africa, Australia and the Americas.

In May 2006, Caffari became the first woman to sail ...

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