77-year-old British woman sets world sailing record

10 September 2019
2019-09-10 12:41

A 77-year-old British woman sailed into the history books on Saturday as she navigated her 36-foot boat into Victoria's Ogden Point in British Columbia, Canada. Jeanne Socrates, who had left Victoria back in October of 2018, became the oldest person ever to sail around the world solo, nonstop and unassisted, after spending more than 330 days alone at sea.

Socrates has made several tries since 2016 to become the oldest person to navigate the globe alone but abandoned each try because of rough seas, boat damage or personal injury. The septuagenarian sailor did not immediately talk to the media when she sailed into the harbor at Victoria but waved and smiled at her well wishers.

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