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Caffari sails solo around world in 179 days

Updated: May 18, 2006, 3:25 PM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail alone and nonstop the "wrong way" around the world Thursday after an often harrowing 179 days at sea.

The 33-year-old British former school teacher crossed the finish line in the English Channel, claiming the record as the first woman to make the solo trip against prevailing winds and currents.

The record must be ratified by the World Speed Sailing Records Council before it becomes official.

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