According to the website https://www.yachtingmonthly.com last Tuesday, July 23, Jeanne Socrates 11.5-meter yacht Nereida has crossed the equator and plans to complete single round trip in a month or a little more.
But even earlier, August 17, right in the ocean will celebrate a birthday. She turns 77 years! What!!!
A brave grandmother (she really grandma), we wrote more than once. But our website and Facebook there are always new readers. So something let me repeat.
Socrates – British, but moved to Victoria in the extreme West of Canada. She’s been around the “ball”. His previous circumnavigation (which is the same as now, start in the same Victoria), the British completed July 8, 2013 – when she was 70 years and 325 days. The achievement is not broken until now and included in the “Guinness Book of records”.
But to be the woman who had made a single voyage around the world, Socrates little. She hopes to become the most elderly of all – regardless of gender. What you need to beat the record recently set by the race winner Golden Globe Race Jean-Luc van den Heede from France, 73 years 129 days.
And, it seems, is an achievement she will be able to improve!
In the current circumnavigation Mrs. Socrates went 3 October last year. Passed along North and South America, December 19, rounded Cape horn, then headed East and passed two other famous Cape of Good Hope and Luwin. And then…
15 may, when the wind was 45 knots and waves of 8 meters, the “Nereyda” turned upside down. Socrates miraculously remained alive and well, and here the boat was turned. The water flooded the cabin and made there the troubles. Solar panels are washed into the ocean. Failed wind turbines… the List of failures and losses were so great that all are listed!
But the woman Jeanne, once we very familiarly call it, – from those who are not accustomed to surrender. Decided to make a stop, dropped anchor in the Bay Timaru South island of New Zealand to lead “will Nereide” in order and breathe a little. Rules single non-stop krugosvetki is not forbidden – in that case, if you don’t go to the Bank and do not receive assistance.
Outside of this nearly 77-year-old woman, as it turns out, is not needed. Socrates alone had fixed the mast, wind turbines and devices that because of the accident out of order. And along with everything else.
And now, she again in the way. Was Tahiti, then Hawaii, then headed for Victoria.
An amazing woman! Good luck and seven feet under the keel!
Personal website of Jeanne Socrates –