This 77- year-old British yachtswoman broke a world record for oldest individual to sail around the world from The United States and Canada solo, nonstop and unassisted.
Jeanne Socrates reached Royal Victoria Private Yacht Club in Canada on Saturday afternoon flying an orange sail aboard the SV Nereida after just under a year at sea considering that she left on Oct. 3, 2018.
The private yacht club shared pictures and videos of Socrates cruising into port with a flotilla of other boats anxiously waiting in the breakwater and harbor as her solo circumnavigation ended.
Throughout a previous attempt at the same record in 2017, Socrates was forced to stop after she broke her neck and ribs, she described on her website
Socrates, who is from Lymington in Hampshire, documented her months-long journey on a blog site that consisted of pictures, articles and a Google Earth map that tracked her progress during the trip.
Charlotte Kaufman, creator of Ladies Who Cruise, the biggest online group of women sailors in the world, hailed Socrates’ accomplishements.
” I’m honored to understand a great deal of record-breaking sailors and ladies accomplishing fantastic things on the water,” she told ABC News. “Women’s achievements both in the sport and in the market have actually really reached a tipping point in world records and accomplishments,” Kaufman included.
The previous record was held by Minoru Saito, who was 71 when he completed the journey in 2005, according to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
Socrates’ 38- foot boat was called after the Nereids, handmaidens of Poseidon, of ancient Greek mythology, according to her blog.
Socrates did not instantly react to ABC News’ ask for comment.
The experienced sailor, who has formerly finished other solo travels, was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the earliest woman to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world in2013
” In addition to Jeanne’s world record, we have the very first woman to helm an America’s Cup Boat (Carolijn Brouwer for Group Netherlands in 2021), the very first lady and youngest person to go into the Golden World Race (Susie Goodall, 2018), and Lisa Blair [who] holds the records for very first lady to sail solo, continuously, unassisted around Australia (2018) and she’s likewise the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica (2017),” Kaufman described.