By any standards Jeanne Socrates is a remarkable lady. She has endured many hardships in her sailing ‘career’, but this has not stopped her in her attempt to be the first grandmother to sail around the world, single handed, non-stop. She has already completed a single handed circumnavigation, on the 6th of May 2011, but this one involved several stops along the way to carry out repairs to her Najad 38 ‘Nereida’.
Jeanne, who is now 68, is hoping to make another attempt at a non-stop circumnavigation shortly.
Her yacht is equipped with an Autoprop and she is full of praise for the propeller. She keeps in regular touch with us and in a recent message made the following remark:-