For the last several years, we’ve closely followed the exploits of one particularly spunky British granny, Jeanne Socrates. On July 8, Jeanne finished her third solo circumnavigation — this one nonstop — and, at 70, became the oldest woman to have achieved the feat.
Jeanne is now on her way south to Mexico aboard her Najad 380 Nereida and stopped in the Bay for a couple weeks to visit old friends. Tiburon YC has kindly invited her to give a presentation on her latest voyage, which will be held this Friday, November 1 at the club. The bar opens at 6 p.m. and Jeanne’s talk will start at 7. RSVP to Alice Shinn at (415) 272-0562.
So what does Jeanne’s future hold? She told us that she’s looking forward to cruising Mexico and beyond in company with other boats, and maybe even taking on crew now and again. She may be slowing down — all the better to enjoy the scenery — but it will be a long time before she stops.