British sailor Jeanne Socrates is attempting to set the record for being the oldest woman to sail solo non-stop, unassisted, around the world. This inspirational lady is also aiming to be the first woman to sail solo nonstop, unassisted, around the world from North America.
The good news is, she is almost there! Jeanne sails Najad 380 number 82, built in Sweden and launched in Hamble 2009. Jeanne set sail in October 2018 and celebrated her 77th birthday in August 2019. She is due to complete her circumnavigation in September 2019.
Her most recent update shared on Sunday 25th August 2019 said:
Total distance covered from Victoria, B.C = 27,177 Nm
Distance to Cape Flattery LH = 602Nm
Distance to Victoria BC = 662Nm
Follow her on Facebook to get the latest updates. Fair winds and safe onward passage Jeanne!
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