Behind the Scenes with Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson for the Start of the Sailboat Racing Season

Jeanneau Partners with the Racing Duo, Dee Caffari & Shirley Robertson


Aboard a Sun Fast 3300 sailboat named "RockIt," provided by the Jeanneau Dealership, Sea Ventures UK, Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson will form a double-handed crew for the 2022 sailboat racing season.


The two sailors are, in fact, registered for seven offshore races.


Spotlight on the Track Records of Two Women Skippers


Dee Caffari

Dee Caffari was the first woman to sail around the world, single-handed and non-stop, in both directions.  In fact, she is now finishing her sixth Vendée Globe Race, and has participated twice in the Volvo Ocean Race, including once as skipper.  An adventurous spirit, Dee Caffari has even sailed around the world six times, and she remains, currently, the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times.

Learn more about Dee Caffari


Shirley Robertson

Shirley Robertson is a two-time Olympic gold medallist who competes today in offshore sailing.  The face of sailboat racing on the BBC and on CNN's monthly series, "MainSail," today, she also presents the most followed monthly podcast in sports.  Known for her competitive spirit and her ability to make a sailboat go fast, Shirley has participated in the 2021 offshore season,  racing double handed with Henry Bomby.  The crew finished second in their class in the Fastnet Race, and second in the overall ranking in the UK Double Handed Offshore Series.

Learn more about Shirley Robertson


This is the association of two of the most world-renowned sailing talents.


Spotlight on the Track Records of Two Women Skippers


Across six episodes, you can follow the cruising season of the double-handed sailboat racing crew of Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson.












Below is the programme for Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson, racing aboard a Sun Fast 3300 for the 2022 season:


 Saturday, April 30thCourse RORC Cervantes (Cowes - Le Havre)
Saturday, May 14thCourse RORC De Guingand Bowl (Course 1 de UKDHOS) (Cowes - Poole - Est - Cowes)
Thursday, June 2ndRORC Myth of Malham Race (Race 2 of UKDHOS) (Cowes - Eddystone - East - Cowes)
Friday, June 17thRORC Morgan Cup (Cowes - East - Dartmouth)
Friday, July 8thRORC St Malo Race (Race 3 UKDHOS) (Cowes - Casquets - St Malo)
Saturday, July 23rdRORC Channel Race OU SORC RTI Race (Race 4 UKDHOS)
Sunday, August 7thRORC RBI Race (Cowes - RBI - Cowes)



The Sun Fast 3300, A Race Boat Designed for Success


  • Audacious and perfectly adapted to single-handed, double-handed, and crewed racing, the Sun Fast 3300 proves competitive in both inshore and outshore races.


  • Designed by Daniel Andrieu and Guillaume Verdier, and entirely constructed by infusion moulding, the Sun Fast 3300 benefits from exceptional resistance and rigidity, with considerable weight reduction.


  • Aboard this race boat, ergonomic design serves efficiency:  with a spacious cockpit to facilitate flow of movement on deck, and sail controls led aft to the helm for single-handed crossings.


Five percent faster than the 3200 version, the Sun Fast 3300 remains just as stable and balanced on technical courses.  Its hull has been specially designed with the objective of enhancing downwind performance. Following excellent previous performances demonstrated by numerous skippers, it's now the turn of Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson to exploit the full capacities of the Sun Fast 3300 in the United Kingdom.


Discover the Sun Fast 3300