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Old 25-10-2010, 14:19   #1
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Can't Keep a Good Woman Down !

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 380 Nereida nonstop from New Zealand to Hawaii 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.
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Old 26-10-2010, 07:13   #2
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Remarkable indeed (although apt to attract much less attention than a nubile young woman doing it for questionable reasons).

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Remarkable indeed (although apt to attract much less attention than a nubile young woman doing it for questionable reasons).

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Old 26-10-2010, 08:14   #4
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Welcome to my Journey (Jeanne Socrates)

My solo, nonstop circumnavigation - originally started 10th October 2009 from Lanzarote, Canaries ... to be re-started in October 2010 from Victoria, B.C. ...
Home ➥ Sailing Vessel Nereida - Welcome to my journeys

Start of RTW from Victoria, B.C. on Monday 25th October 2010 - wish me luck!! ... I'm planning to leave from Victoria Hbr entrance Monday afternoon - around 3pm, to catch the strong Springs ebb from Race Rock and on westward... Will be tough going against the expected headwind but storm will have abated by time I exit Strait of Juan de Fuca and swell should lessen quickly over Wednesday...
More ➥ Sailing Yacht Nereida - Start of RTW from Victoria, B.C. on Monday 25th October 2010 - wish me luck!!
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How did she end up on the beach. That is a shocking mishap for an experienced sailer. (I say this in the hopes I don't end up there as well).
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How did she end up on the beach. That is a shocking mishap for an experienced sailer. (I say this in the hopes I don't end up there as well).
This is as much detail as I'm aware of, capn_bill:

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Wow, autopilot failure while sleeping, thats some bad luck. And probably unavoidable for a single hander. I guess it goes to show the most dangerous part of any voyage is in sight of land.
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Jeanne Socrates (actually, “Nereida”) was grounded halfway from Acapulco to Zihuatanejo on a desolate, mainly uninhabited part of the coast, after the autopilot failed, while she was taking a scheduled nap.

Ship Wrecked 60 Miles Short of Triumph
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