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  Description RAPHAELA LE GOUVELLO: Raphaëla le Gouvello left Western Australia on 9th April 2006 on a surfboard, and is attempting to cross the Indian Ocean. It is a 3,200 mile journey. Raphaëla is 45 years old, a qualified veterinarian specialized in aquaculture. She has already crossed the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Pacific Ocean on a windsurfer. You can follow Raphaela’s journey at http://www.raphaela-legouvello.com/index_an.php

DONNA LANGE, ON INSPIRED INSANITY: Starting from Rhode Island, on the 15th November 2005, Donna Lange a veteran of many cross-ocean journeys, this solo circumnavigation is Donna’s most ambitious to date. Not as well sponsored as other adventurers, Donna is dependent on new donations and sponsorships to keep her sailing. You can follow Donna’s journey on www.donnalange.com

ADRIAN FLANAGAN, ON BARRABAS: Adrian Flanagan a Kenyan born Englishman on Barrabas, set out from the Solent in England on 25th October 2005 in a steel built Trireme 38 Mk IV. His goal was a solo unassisted polar circumnavigation via Cape Horn and the Bering Strait then home via the Russian Arctic. You can follow Adrian’s journey on http://www.alphaglobalex.com

DEE CAFFARI, ON AVIVA: On the 20th November 2005, Dee Caffari set out to become the first woman to solo circumnavigate the globe the ‘wrong way’ round – from East to West, against the prevailing winds and current. She is sailing a boat she has already skippered in the westabout Global Challenge. You can follow Dee’s journey on www.avivachallenge.com

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Two solo sailor Septuagenarians doing oldest/fastest circumnavigations By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 3:14 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013
There must be something in the cow's milk in New Zealand the way they breed sailors. Now there is not one, but there are two Kiwi-born septuagenarian solo sailors off to try to break records to see who is the oldest, or the oldest/fastest solo sailor to do a circumnavigation. ...
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Dream building - young Indian sailor in smallest boat circumnavigation By Nancy Knudsen, 7:11 AM Sat 19 Oct 2013
25-year-old Indian sailor Gaurav Shinde has a dream, a dream to build and sail around the world in the smallest boat ever. He is planning, like other young people before him like Zac Sunderland, Jessica Watson and Laura Dekker, to circumnavigate the globe in (perhaps) 200 days. ...
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Sailing dream-turned-nightmare by trekking accident By Jack Binder/Sail-World Cruising, 7:16 AM Sat 31 Aug 2013
At Sail-World Cruising we have often told of the idyllic times that cruising sailors have. However, sometimes things don't go so swimmingly, and it's even worse if you are cruising remotely, away from any kind of help. Here Jack Binder, sailing with his wife Jude on their yacht Banyandah, tells his own tale of their dream-turned nightmare while trekking in remote North West Australia. ...
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North West Passage - ice levels alarming for transiting yachts By Douglas Pohl/Sail-World Cruising, 10:17 AM Mon 19 Aug 2013
The North West Passage, once thought of as an impossible dream for sailors, has been more and more ice free over the last few years, encouraging more and more yachts to adventure. But 2013 is shaping up to be very different, possibly alarming for the boats already there. Here, Captain of the 55ft motor vessel Grey Goose and keen NW Passage correspondent Douglas Pohl tells the story: ...
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North West Passage in 33ft Dodo's Delight - gales already By Nancy Knudsen, 12:30 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013
The North West Passage, now for the last few years comparatively ice free, was first successfully crossed in 1903-06 by Norwegian, Roald Amundsen. However the way is still a great challenge to the cruising sailor. ...
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Polish crew to circumnavigate the North Pole in Lady Dana By Sail-World Cruising, 12:26 PM Tue 16 Jul 2013
The 19 ton steel yacht is called Lady Dana, and the Polish team who will sail around the North Pole with her in 2013 - including the North West Passage - know she will be the only female on board. The seven crew are all male and all have an impressive sailing CV. ...
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Sailor Jeanne Socrates, world's oldest non-stop female circumnavigator By Nancy Knudsen, 6:34 PM Tue 9 Jul 2013
After many days of frustrating drifting, 70-year-old British sailor Jeanne Socrates has made it home to Victoria in triumph, becoming the oldest woman to single-handedly sail non-stop around the world without outside assistance. ...
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Circumnavigating French sailor in 8ft boat rescued in Torres Strait By Des Ryan, 5:55 PM Mon 8 Jul 2013
He set out from French Polynesia to circumnavigate the world in the smallest sailing boat ever, but he only got as far as Torres Strait between New Guinea and Australia's Cape York. ...
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Jeanne Socrates - near to victory in Victoria By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 7:10 AM Sat 22 Jun 2013
The picture above says it all. 70-year-old Jeanne Socrates, the British sailor who never says 'die', whose boat Nereida has had almost everything aboard broken during her solo sail, is nearing her quest to become, on her third attempt, the oldest woman on earth to complete a solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the globe. ...
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Book Review: 'Suddenly Overboard' by Tom Lochhaas By Doug Cuming, Boat Books, 6:58 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013
Gripping true stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will make you think twice about not wearing a lifejacket or harness when out at sea. In Suddenly Overboard, Tom Lochhaas tells a number of stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good luck. ...
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Who am I? Solo sailor lists the breakages By Lee Mylchreest, 9:56 AM Mon 27 May 2013
Who am I? I have been sailing solo for quite a while now without touching land, over five months in fact. An amazing number of pieces of equipment have already failed or are beginning to fail. I've made do. I have passed the famed capes of the Southern Ocean and am now in the Pacific. Here is what has broken so far, as I remember: ...
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Incredible Jeanne crosses equator - one more leg to victory By Lee Mylchreest, 9:09 AM Tue 21 May 2013
The incredible Jeanne Socrates has crossed the equator! In her third attempt to circumnavigate the world non-stop the indomitable 70-year-old sailor has crossed the equator for the last time and 'merely' has to make it back to her starting point in Victoria, Canada, to become the oldest female to have circumnavigated the world solo, non-stop and unassisted. ...
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