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s/v Nereida

Several solo circumnavigations by Jeanne Socrates on 'Nereida' - four times solo through Southern Ocean, three times solo around Cape Horn

First was west-about through Tropics from west coast of Mexico back to Mexico (through Panama Canal), others were all east-about through Southern Ocean.

Last two were solo, nonstop, unassisted:

 2012-13: Guinness World Record for 'oldest female RTW nonstop unassisted' (and first woman to circumnavigate solo, nonstop, unassisted from N. America). 
2018-19  - on completion, 7th Sept 2019, became oldest person to do so passing south of all five Great Capes:  C. Horn, C. of Good Hope, C. Leeuwin, SE Cape of Tasmania, S Cape of Stewart Island/New Zealand.

Daily blogs are posted to website when underway.

(Time was spent in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico recuperating from a bad fall on 28 Sept 2017, just prior to a planned RTW departure, but returned to Victoria, B.C., Canada in May 2018 to prepare for that last successful nonstop unassisted solo RTW from/to Victoria Hbr.)

Plan on return was to repair 'Nereida' over spring/summer 2020 in B.C., so as to get away cruising once more - to California, Mexico, Polynesia, then on through Pacific to NZ & Australia


 2021 update:  The 2020 Covid outbreak found me having flown in to Australia. A planned four-month 'clockwise circumnavigation by land-yacht', which started February  2020 in Sydney, came to a temporary halt in Yarloop, south of Perth in Western Australia, with lockdown and restricted movement for 3 months, April - June.
Two flight bookings were cancelled (June, August) & it has been impossible for many months to get back to 'Nereida' in Victoria Hbr, B.C., to  do repairs as planned, ready for cruising...    There's no sign of likely 'escape' from Oz until later this year - I've been granted a new visa until 9th August.  There's no COVID in the general population in Oz, so it's a good place to have been trapped, but it's frustrating not to be able to take care of my boat - I'm lucky to have friends in Victoria that are looking after her.
Australia has been a safe & wonderful place to explore and I've visited many amazing places, finally reaching Cairns in Northern Queensland where I decided to stop until such time as I can see myself being able to fly back to Canada (and being permitted entry!) from Sydney.  I've plenty of writing to get done and it's good to be safely based here in the warmth of the Tropics, away from the world-wide contagion (& the Northern winter!).

As I (and so many others) keep commenting - I could have been caught in a far worse place - at least here, life is COVID-free, almost normal in fact, and the people are generally very friendly and supportive!

(23 January 2021, Yorkeys Knob, QLD, Australia)