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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-17-2013 08:09 PM
nolatom
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

Wow. I'm impressed. About two weeks to go?? Godspeed.
06-17-2013 04:54 PM
krisscross
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

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Originally Posted by Hyrdflyr View Post
Absolutely inspiring!
So true!
She is definitely a remarkable woman...
06-17-2013 04:40 PM
Dog Ship
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

One of our local yacht clubs and our sailing club will be on the docks when she arrives back in Victoria.
It's going to be quite a day.
http://www.svnereida.com/
06-17-2013 04:36 PM
Hyrdflyr
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

Here's Jeanne's log: S/Y Nereida sails around the world - RTW Day 238: N. Pacific: Continued Excellent Speed in SSE Wind


and her travels to date: ShipTrak v3.0
06-17-2013 04:29 PM
Hyrdflyr
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

Jeanne Socratis, 70 year old lady on the home stretch now for her unassisted circumnavigation:

She's about 1500 miles out from Vancouver.

Absolutely inspiring!
10-26-2012 09:14 AM
PCP
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I..
I'm waiting for the record setter that is the first to sail around the world without telling anyone.
There are a good reason for publicity even if one does not make it to be famous and don't care about that: money

A circumnavigation is a very expensive affair. If you do not have publicity and people looking with interest to what you are doing you will not be able to raise any money with sponsorship. On the other hand the amount of money you will manage to get for your project is proportional to the visibility and exposure you manage to get.

So if you are not a very rich guy and want to do something that is expensive you need sponsorship and for that you need to give visibility for your project and for what you are doing.

Regards

Paulo
10-26-2012 09:12 AM
jimjazzdad
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

I was once met an old salt who was introduced to me as "the first guy to circumnavigate the world alone and NOT write a book about it". In retrospect, given the trends today, I'm not sure if he was modest or illiterate!
10-26-2012 09:04 AM
PCP
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

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Originally Posted by ScottUK View Post
PCP- I think she lost her boat just 60nm from completing her solo non-stop circimnavigation on her first try. On her second attempt she suffered a knock down not to far from Cape Horn. Hopefully she makes it this time.
Yes you are right. Just read the headlines on a big newspaper before posting here. On her site (that i found out later) there is a complete description of all the attempts.

Regards

Paulo
10-26-2012 04:17 AM
ScottUK
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

here is a link to another low key circumnavigator that folks might enjoy.

introduction
10-24-2012 06:52 PM
zeehag
Re: 69 year's old woman sailed away for a solo circumnavigation

lectronic latitude---re jeanne socrates:
Jeanne Socrates Does It Again

October 24, 2012 – Victoria, BC



Jeanne Socrates left Victoria, BC, Monday morning aboard Nereida bound for...Victoria, BC. © 2012 Jak Mang

You just can't keep Jeanne Socrates down. The irrepressible Brit left Victoria, B.C. Monday morning aboard her Najad 380 Nereida on her third attempt at a nonstop solo circumnavigation. If she succeeds in completing this one nonstop — she was forced to stop during her last two circumnavigations when her boat was damaged — she'll not only be the oldest woman, at 70, to have done so, she'll also be the only woman to have done so starting from North America.


Record-setting solo circumnavigator Tony Gooch was stationed at Ogden Point to note Socrates' official start time around 11:30 a.m.
© 2012 Jak Mang

Though record-keeping organizations no longer recognize age-based sailing records, they are very interested in geographical and gender-based records. That being the case, Canadian Tony Gooch, who set the record for the first North American (Victoria) singlehanded nonstop circumnavigation in '03, was on hand to seal her prop shaft and take her time for the World Sailing Speed Record Council. It's interesting to note that Socrates is not sponsored — other than a few equipment donations — and she's sailing to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care, a nonprofit that supplies nurses to terminally ill patients.


As of this morning, Nereida was heading offshore before making her turn south.
© 2012 Exact Earth / Tracking Nereida

Socrates' journey should take about eight months — over half of it in the Southern Ocean! — and we'll be posting frequent updates from her here in 'Lectronic. You can also follow her at Sailing Vessel Nereida - Welcome to my journeys.

Go get 'em, Jeanne!

- latitude / ladonna
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