Big congratulations to Dee Caffari who collected her MBE today at Buckingham Palace. Dee was honoured with the title after becoming the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing tides and currents.

Boatshed and Dee go way back. It was through Boatshed HQ that the deal was brokered for Dee's Open 60, Aviva, in which she sets off on the Transat Jacques Vabre on 3rd November. Safe sailing Dee and we look forward to celebrating your MBE properly when you are back - I hear rock cakes are a bit of a favourite?! - for Dee's progress and updates on her racing position