She is one of the most experienced offshore sailors in the world and yet Dee Caffari from Titchfield, in Hampshire, has been fighting for a place on the crew of the all-female boat in the round the world Volvo ocean race.
Competition to join the team SCA is fierce. Sally Simmonds reports from their training base in Lanzarote.
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Sergei Skripal, the ex-Russian spy who was the target of the attack, and his daughter Yulia, remain in a critical but stable condition.