From today's 'Lectronic Latitude,
comes word that the remarkable jeanne Socrates has again set off on her quest to complete a solo circumnavigation
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"Jeanne Socrates Starts Circumnavigation
"October 25, 2010 – Victoria, B.C.
"When last we checked in with Jeanne Socrates, she'd just sailed her Najad
nonstop from New Zealand
for the finish of this summer's Singlehanded TransPac. Jeanne had left the Canary Islands last October in an attempted nonstop circumnavigation, but unexpected engine
troubles forced her into Cape Town
— and kept her there for three months — before she could continue on. Since her goal of a nonstop trip around was already thwarted, she decided to take a detour and say hi to her Singlehanded pals. (Jeanne competed in the '06 Solo TransPac, and was on her way to the start of the '08 race
when her previous boat, Nereida
, was lost
on a Mexican beach just 85 miles from finishing a 15-month circumnavigation.)"
Jeanne Socrates will be leaving this afternoon on a planned nonstop circumnavigation.
© 2010 Latitude 38 Publishing Co., Inc.
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