Senior sailor leaves Victoria to sail around the world — again

Senior sailor leaves Victoria to sail around the world — again

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As Jeanne Socrates departed from Victoria’s Inner Harbour aboard Nereida on Oct. 3, a chance to make history is on the horizon.

The 76-year-old became the oldest woman to sail — solo — around the world in an unassisted, non-stop voyage in 2013 when she was 70. That trip took her nine months to complete. Now, she wants to do it in eight months or less.

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To reach that goal, Socrates has several light-wind…



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