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

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. … Continue reading

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Maxi Banque Populaire V Screaming Past Cape Leeuwin in Quest for Jules Verne Trophy

Last February the crew of  the  130′ long by 120′ wide maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire V was forced to give up their attempt to the win the Jules Verne trophy for the fastest circumnavigation by sail when the trimaran struck an “unidentified floating object” while … Continue reading

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