Where: Richard Taunton College, Southampton www.richardtaunton.ac.uk/findus
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Date: 19th June 2013
With: Dee Caffari MBE, Record-Breaking Sailor
Biography of Dee Caffari MBE
British yachtswoman Dee Caffari is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times. In 2006 she became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world against the prevailing winds and currents and was awarded an MBE in recognition of her achievement.
Dee successfully completed the gruelling Vendée Globe Race in 2009, crossing the finish line in 6th place out of an original fleet of 30 competitors. In June of the same year, Dee and an all-female crew went on to smash the mono-hull speed record around Britain and Ireland. April 2011 saw Dee complete her third non-stop circumnavigation in the double-handed Barcelona World Race.
Dee is involved with a number of competitive sailing campaigns and continues to showcase her talents in other areas such as TV and radio presenting, motivational speaking and supporting her chosen charities.
In an interactive interview with a member of the Dialogue Society staff, Dee Caffari MBE will explore her journey to success, discussing the challenges that she faced, the inspiration, attitudes and actions that helped her overcome these and her advice to participants at the start of their journeys. A Q&A session will follow the interview, and participants, staff and speakers will have time to interact informally over refreshments.
- 2.25pm Introduction from a Dialogue Society member of staff
- 2.30pm Interview with speaker
- 3.10pm Question and answer session
- 3.30pm Closing remarks
- 3.35pm Refreshments
- 3.55pm End of the session
About the Success School
The Dialogue Society Success School is a five-week programme of weekly evening seminars intended to help inspire, encourage and equip young people to aspire to and work towards success.
Participants will hear the inspirational stories of a range of successful professionals in a friendly and interactive environment (4 sessions). The School also offers a workshop with Hamwic Speakers, in which participants will be able to develop confidence by practising public speaking skills.
Regular attendees will receive certificates.
Who’s it For?
The School is primarily intended for young people of 16-21 years of age in and around Southampton. We hope to welcome participants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.