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A Little Claim to Local Fame

A Little Claim to Local Fame

Jeanne Socrates was 76 when she set sail alone from Victoria, British Columbia, in October 2018, on her 38’ yacht Nereida. She returned to Victoria 339 days later, then 77, having sailed singlehanded non-stop around the world, becoming the oldest sailor to do so. On a previous circumnavigation, she also set a record as the only woman to have circumnavigated solo nonstop from North America.

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