Grandma, 70, completes round-the-world solo trip in sailboat in Victoria
Jeanne Socrates sites aboard her sailboat Nereida in Victoria’s Inner Harbor prior to the launch of her around-the-world trip, which finished successfully early today.
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Socrates, 70, pulled into Victoria between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., becoming the oldest woman sailor to make a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe, Canadian Press reported.
Socrates soloed around the world in her 36 foot, 2 inch cruiser Nereida.
The pre-dawn arrival ended several days of anticipation as light winds along the west coast of British Columbia stalled her return, which was expected last Friday.
The grandmother and retired teach made the trip to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a British program that provides free home nursing for terminally ill cancer patients.
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