Girl power

As the battered Vendee Globe fleet negotiate Madeira UK’s Dee Caffari has enjoyed a girl’s night out via VHF radio with Britain’s other lady racer Sam Davies.

Dee reports: ‘I have just literally crossed gybes with Samantha on Roxy. We
chatted on the VHF and agreed that it has been great being close enough every
other day or so to chat together and to realise that we are not alone out here
in this massive ocean.

‘It was a great morale boost the other day to chat after the first 48 hours and that first cup of tea suggested by Sam was wonderful. Even just sharing how we are feeling helps and that some decent sleep really helps recovery physically and mentally. We all know this but to hear it from someone else doing the same seems to hit the nail on the head.’

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