Yesterday, 81-year-old Australian John Sanders reached Cape town, where he decided to stop for repair and rest. As we reported in early November, this incredible Australian skipper, a veteran departed from Fremantle in his ELEVENTH trip around the world!
Hiking the Sanders went on the yacht Perie Banou II, and the motto of his current trip – No Plastic Waste Voyage.
For our new readers that before about Sanders not heard, here are some facts from our previous publications.
The Pacific ocean, the Aussie was crossed 12 times, India – 14 times, the Atlantic – 12. Cape horn was rounded fivefold, the Cape of Good Hope – 11-fold. Seven times participated in the race Sydney-Hobart.
He generally likes to race. In 1979 he signed up for the offshore regatta, held in Rio de Janeiro. After the race and wondered whether to return home to Australia the same way – via Cape town? And headed North to pass through the Panama canal.
So – unexpectedly for himself – Sanders made his first circumnavigation. Liked. The second, which began in 1981, was a nonstop, solo (and all subsequent), and, most importantly, a double. That is, it is in a row made two “round”.
It should be noted: only five krugosvetki Sanders was unstoppable. In this century he prefers to make a stop or two. Not always Sanders chooses the classic routes. So this time, after leaving his native Fremantle, first went to Mauritius, and then headed for the Cape of Good Hope.
In one of the notes of this incredible Aussie, we brought the story are now happy to repeat.
13 March 1988 around the planet three times and spent in a sea of 678 days, Sanders returned to Fremantle. Friends feared that such a prolonged solitude is a bad influence on his mind, so made the decision going to Board his yacht, not to speak with him first to understand – whether he knows them or not. The sailor was the first to break the dreary, silent solemnity of the moment, in his usual style, calling one of his friends: “Hey, idiot, you had to wear this stupid hat?!”circumnavigationsanders