Double Olympic Gold medalist, Shirley Robertson, and world record-breaking solo round-the-world yachtswomen, Dee Caffari, are teaming up to take on the 2022/23 double-handed offshore sailing season.

Dee and Shirley bring a powerhouse of sailing talent and expertise to this campaign. As the first woman to sail non-stop solo around the world, against the prevailing winds and currents Dee has since completed six circumnavigations. Her offshore racing career includes the Vendee Globe and two Volvo Ocean Races.

After winning Olympic Gold in the Europe Class and then the Ynling keelboat, and forging a highly successful career as a TV and sailing media presenter, Shirley switched to offshore doubled-handed racing in 2021. Racing with Henry Bomby, the pair finished second in class in the Fastnet Race and in the UK Double Handed Offshore series.

Now racing their new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 'RockIt’ together, this years campaign for Dee and Shirley includes the RORC offshore race series and culminates with the marathon 1800nm Sevenstar Round Britian and Ireland Race. Since RORC introduced a double-handed class 12 years ago, only 9 out of 25 teams have finished.

Follow along as they continue their preparations.