In November 2005 Dee left Portsmouth aiming to circumnavigate the globe, non-stop, west about. [...]The incredible journey lasted 178 days and in May 2006, she completed the Aviva Challenge becoming the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents, and only the firth person in history to do so.
Since then, Dee has taken part in a number of adventure races and charity events. These culminated in the Mark Webber Challenge, where 12 teams of four people ran, kayaked and cycled almost 600km around Tasmania. These events have given her an outlet for her spirit of adventure whilst also maintaining her fitness for future challenges.
Dee is a patron of Sail for Cancer and in December 2006 was presented with the BBC South Yachtsman of the Year Award. Away from sailing, she loves adventure sports, travelling and taking it easy with a good book. She enjoys life and wants to make the most of it, living by her motto – Dare, Dream, Discover.