Jeanne Socrates Rounds Cape of Good Hope on Bid to Be Oldest Non-Stop Circumnavigator

Photo:  BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times

Photo: BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times

Jeanne Socrates, a 70 year old British grandmother, has rounded the Cape of Good Hope on her sailboat, Nereida, in her attempt to become the oldest non-stop solo circumnavigator.  She left Victoria, British Columbia in October and successfully rounded Cape Horn in January.  She is now setting a course to round Australia’s Cape Leeuwin.  This is Ms. Socrates’ third attempt at a solo non-stop circumnavigation. She has already completed two previous solo-circumnavigations but on each needed to put into port for repairs, after a grounding and a knock-down damaged her sailboat.  Best of luck Jeanne. No doubt the third time is a charm.  Thanks to Sheila and R. Bruce Macdonald for passing along the news. Click here to follow Jeanne’s progress.

Solo sailor passes Cape of Good Hope

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2 Responses to Jeanne Socrates Rounds Cape of Good Hope on Bid to Be Oldest Non-Stop Circumnavigator

  1. I used to think I wanted to be the oldest woman to solo circumnavigate. Then I woke up! Kudos to Jeanne Socrates for trying again, and again. I wish her success. I envy her perserverence and her sailing skills.

  2. Heather says:

    South African ‘HAMS’ are talking and listening out for Jeanne. What an inspiration she is.

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