sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Solo sailor Jeanne Socrates on a new quest
Solo sailor Jeanne Socrates on a new quest

'She’s away. Jeanne Socrates aboard NEREIDA in Hobart, departing for San Francisco, possibly non-stop'    .    Click Here to view large photo

Jeanne Socrates, already the oldest ever female solo circumnavigator after finishing her last circumnavigation in Cape Town, has just left Hobart in Tasmania to cross the Pacific in order to get ready for a new record-breaking bid to circumnavigate the globe later this year.

Jeanne Socrates taken in Cape Town after becoming the oldest woman to solo circumnavigate -  .. .  

Once obviously just wasn't good enough for this intrepid British sailor, originally from Ealing. She wants to do it, solo again as before, but this time non-stop and unassisted. It will be her third try. On her first circumnavigation she was almost home when she went aground and lost her boat, the first Nereida. On her second try it was technical problems which prevented it from being a non-stop sail.

Obviously determined to achieve her original goal, Jeanne set off from Tasmania, across the Tasman Sea to the south west cape of New Zealand this week in her vessel, the 'new' Nereida.

October is her planned starting date. This week she said: 'I’ve enjoyed being in Tasmania immensely since sailing there from Cape Town. There are lots of friendly people and a climate somewhat similar to Great Britain.'

'I’ve also had many jobs to get done in between socialising while here - a mix of repairs and maintenance.'

Last Thursday (26 April), after waiting for some weather systems to pass, she began her voyage to San Francisco via Tahiti and Hawaii.

Jeanne Socrates accepts the Duchess of Kent Trophy from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston -  .. .   Click Here to view large photo
She added: 'I might not make landfall anywhere, depending on timing and weather, since I’d like to get to San Francisco by the end of June. The weather is looking a bit threatening in a few days’ time, but with luck I’ll avoid the worst of it.'

Jean, a retired maths teacher, has been actively immersed in sailing since her husband George died of cancer in 2008.

She has notched up tens of thousands of miles in her 38ft yacht, and last December was honoured by a meeting with the Queen and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace.

On the 7th January this year, she was also presented with the Duchess of Kent Trophy at the Flag Officer lunch of the Cruising Association in Britain. Presentations were made to people who had made significant contributions, both in 2011 and sometimes for many years prior to this.

You can follow Jeanne's progress at www.svnereida.com


by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96606

2:43 AM Sat 28 Apr 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Adventure Sailing

Related News Stories:

16 Jun 2012  Tall Ship Astrid - a circumnavigation of Africa
11 Jun 2012  Adventure sailors go for new northern route in Northwest Passage
26 May 2012  Shackleton's legendary open boat voyage: the re-enactment
21 May 2012  Across the south Indian Ocean in 30 days - a family story
21 May 2012  Indonesia's Tall Ship Dewaruci arrives Miami - almost half way around
16 May 2012  Matt Rutherford solo around the Americas: Exclusive interview
09 May 2012  Ludo Bennett-Jones - around Britain in a 16ft dinghy
02 May 2012  South Passage: an opportunity not to be missed!
21 Apr 2012  He's done it! Sailor sets Around-Americas solo sailing record
20 Apr 2012  Sailing the Arctic - the opening sea routes
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA




















Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT