Around the world – at 77 years old!
Last Saturday evening in Victoria (this is in the far west of Canada, near Vancouver) returned, completing a round-the-world odyssey on the 11.5-meter yacht Nereida, a resident of this city, 77-year-old Jeanne Socrates.
Now Socrates is the oldest among all who have circumnavigated alone, non-stop and without any outside help.
In some stories dedicated to the finish of Socrates, it is claimed that she improved the record of 71-year-old Japanese Minori Sato. Only this is a mistake. In fact, the British, who had long settled in Canada, improved the achievement of the winner of the Golden Globe Race, Jean-Luc van den Hehede from France, on the day he closed the circumnavigation, he was 73 years 129 days.
But Socrates and from this record did not leave a stone unturned. In the second half of August (either on the 18th or the 19th, we, unfortunately, do not have more accurate data) she turned 77, as you already know. At the same time, she walked around the world in 338 days.
In Victoria, a traveler was met by thousands of fellow countrymen.
I wonder where Jeanne Socrates will go now. That, it was her last sailing trip, we, sorry, do not believe.
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