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Cadets greet round-world yachtswoman Dee at anchor

PUBLISHED: 10:56 03 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:08 05 October 2010

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SEA cadets came out to greet Dee Caffari (pictured), the first woman to sail solo both ways non-stop around the world, when she arrived in the Thames on Monday. Dee berthed at HMS President, the Royal Navy land base at Wapping, near Tower Bridge, and was greeted by members of TS Thunderer, the cadet unit at West Ham

SEA cadets came out to greet Dee Caffari (pictured), the first woman to sail solo both ways non-stop around the world, when she arrived in the Thames on Monday.

Dee berthed at HMS President, the Royal Navy land base at Wapping, near Tower Bridge, and was greeted by members of TS Thunderer, the cadet unit at West Ham.

She became the first woman to make the hazardous two-way solo voyage circumnavigating the globe in both directions—without so much as a spot of shore leave.

The intrepid mariner ventured against the prevailing winds and currents in her 28,000-mile course that took 99 days—and didn’t look back.

It was a fitting moment yesterday when the remarkable woman sailor arrived at Tower Bridge to be met officially by the cadets.

Pictured with her are (left to right) 16-year-old Leading Cadet Jessica Gregson, 13-year-old Able Cadet Jamie Gregson and Able Cadet Paul Nunn, also 16.

But the yachting adventurer can’t stay on land long, with the prevailing winds beckoning. She slips her moorings tomorrow (Wednesday) and sets sail down the Thames to roam the seven seas again—like all true mariners.


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