Sunday, October 10, 2010

Solo Non Stop Circumnavigation Attempt

Well traveled cruiser Jeanne Socrates is about to begin a solo non-stop circumnavigation attempt aboard her Najad 380, Nereida. Jeanne has circumnavigated twice, but has been forced to call at ports due to mechanical difficulties.

We became aware of Jeanne through the 2010 Single Handed Transpac. Nereida was entered in the race, but bad weather in the Southern Ocean slowed her progress toward the starting line. Jeanne managed to sail into Hanalei Bay in time for the Awards Party. She recently came to Port Townsend for a mini refit before the upcoming 8 month attempt.

Nereida has left Port Townsend for a small shakedown cruise before heading to Victoria BC. Jeanne will begin her circle from Victoria sometime in the next couple weeks when a weather window appears. In the past couple of days, there have been storm conditions of 40 to 50 knots at the western end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

We wish Jeanne the best of luck and fair winds. You can follow here blog here. There is an additional website here.

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