Boat is now two tonnes lighter

Dee Caffari and the shore team are beginning to focus on preparations
for the charge up the Atlantic towards the finish on Caffari’s her
attempt to become the first woman to sail solo and non-stop westwards
round the world.

Aviva is already nearly 2 tonnes lighter than when she
set off from Portsmouth as fuel and water have been used, and Dee will
be looking at the distribution of weight in tanks and other measures to
optimise Aviva and increase speed for the Atlantic section of the

With 8311 miles still to go on this voyage that began
on November 20, Caffari advanced 144 miles in the last 24 hours.