Jeanne Socrates, a 70 year old British grandmother, has rounded the Cape of Good Hope on her 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.