Turn The Tide On Plastic
About Team Turn The Tide On Plastic
Britain’s Dee Caffari will lead 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' – a mixed, youth focused team with a strong sustainability message in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Her campaign, already backed by the Mirpuri Foundation and Ocean Family Foundation, is dedicated to the issue of ocean health.
The team aim to amplify the United Nations Environment’s ‘Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign throughout the eight months of the race, which covers 45,000 nautical miles of racing around the world, taking in 12 Host Cities on six continents.
Turn the Tide on Plastic finished in sixth place in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.
Why choose Musto?
Dee Caffari, MBE – Skipper, GBR
“I am delighted to choose Musto as my clothing supplier to go around the world, I am very fortunate to have already completed two around the world races in Musto clothing so I’m confident in the level of experience that is behind the Musto brand, the quality of the clothing, the durability that it will last through the harshest environments possible and get me through – happy, dry and comfortable and still pushing at 100% and being successful”
Meet The Sailors
Dee Caffari, MBE – Skipper, GBR
Dee has competed in the Vendée Globe, the Global Challenge, the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and four transatlantic races – Dee is a woman who knows ocean racing.
Dee is also the only woman to have sailed solo around the world in both directions – (east around and west around) as well as the only woman to have sailed around the world three times non-stop.
Liz Wardley - Boat Captain, AUS
Alongside Dee sits the highly-experienced Liz Wardley. After winning numerous titles in the Hobie Cat 16 Liz concentrated on ocean racing. In 1999 she became the first woman to win the prestigious and competitive Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race – she achieved this at just 20 years old.
The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race will be Liz’s third attempt at lifting the Volvo Ocean Race Trophy having previously competed on board Amer Sports Too, 2001-02 and Team SCA, 2014-15.
Dee and Liz are currently selecting the remainder of their international, mixed team who will join them on the start line in Alicante.
What's in your sailing kit bag?
What makes a successful Ocean Racer?
There are three attributes that, in my opinion, make a successful ocean racer:
- A love of the ocean – you have to enjoy being out there
- You need tenacity because it’s not all good times, it’s not all champagne sailing sometimes it can be pretty awful so you need to keep pushing yourself through the thick and the thin
- Drive - whether you’re solo sailing or in a team it’s about having the drive to keep pushing at 100%, you need to keep that boat going as fast as possible
- If you’ve got these three qualities then I think you’ll be a successful ocean racer
Caffari’s ambition is to build a multi-national, 50-50 male/female squad, with the majority under 30 years of age. As part of the sustainability focus, the messages around diversity in age and gender will be strong themes of a campaign that in sporting terms may not start as a favourite, but could easily surprise on the water.