Jeanne Socrates Triumphs!

Hearty congratulations to CA member Jeanne Socrates who arrived in Cape Town (Royal Cape Y.C.) on Wednesday, 11th May at 5.10 p.m. local time at the successful conclusion of her third attempt to circumnavigate single-handed via Cape Horn. Her journey, via New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada/USA, Cape Horn, and the Falkland Islands took 14 months. At the age of 68, Jeanne is the oldest woman to complete a single-handed round-world voyage via Cape Horn and one of fewer than twenty women to have done so.

 Jeanne's first attempt to circumnavigate sadly came to an end just 60 miles short of success when, due to an autopilot failure, her boat went aground on a beach in Mexico. The second attempt was dogged with mechanical failure, and during the third, she suffered a knock-down and dismasting as she was rounding Cape Horn. She managed to reach Ushuaia, the capital city of Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina, without assistance and, despite extensive damage to her boat, she succeeded in repairing it and set off again for Cape Town.

 Jeanne has written a blog during her adventures which can be found at: