Repairs force Jeanne Socrates to abandon her record attempt


Describing the decision as “a painful but an unavoidable decision”, Jeanne Socrates has abandoned her record attempt for a second time because of urgent repairs. The 74-year-old set out on the 13 November 2016 from Victoria, British Columbia to become the oldest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. Socrates already holds the record as the oldest woman to sail nonstop around the world.

But urgent repairs to the boom connection and genset on S/V Nereida have forced her to head for San Diego on the US Pacific coast. Writing on her blog, Socrates said: “Why San Diego? I’ve had to make the painful decision to head in there for repairs needed to the boom connection and genset, among other, more minor, items.”

Author: Blue Water Sailing


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