77-year-old British woman sets world sailing record

  • Thursday 12, September 2019 06:55 AM
  • 77-year-old British woman sets world sailing record
Sharjah24 – Reuters: A 77-year-old British woman sailed into the history books on Saturday (September 7) as she navigated her 36-foot boat (11 meters) 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, CBC reported over the weekend.

Hundreds of well-wishers waited for Socrates at the breakwaters off of Victoria while close friend and fellow sailing buff Steve Illman welcomed her back from aboard his own boat as her sailboat approached Ogden Point.