This week’s host, Nicki Bennett, is joined by Jeanne Socrates to chat singlehanding around the globe – again, and again, and again. Jeanne is the oldest person to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world via the Southern Ocean’s Five Great Capes and is also the first woman to sail solo nonstop unassisted around the world from North America.
Hear how to get started sailing later in life, go from inexperienced sailor to sailing around the world, stories from Jeanne’s 4.5 circumnavigations, what it’s like being out there alone for 11 months, and why sailing brings people together.
This episode covers everything from radio to dolphins. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:
- How did Jeanne start sailing?
- What kind of boat did she lose?
- How did her first circumnavigation attempt go?
- When did she set her first record?
- What do you do by yourself for 11 months?
- How was Jeanne’s experience hanging in Australia?
- What’s next for her?
- Short Tacks: Is there any other upgrade she’s looking forward to?
Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.
- Jeanne Socrates on Circumnavigating at Any Age
- [0:22] Welcome to Good Jibes with Latitude 38
- [0:43] Subscribe to Latitude 38 at Latitude38.com
- [0:51] Nicki Bennett
- [0:57] Learn more about Jeanne on YouTube @JeanneSailingSolo, Instagram @Jeanne_Socrates, SVNereida.com, and SV Nereida on Facebook
- [2:12] What’s a story that shaped her about sailing?
- [5:29] How did she start sailing?
- [8:44] How did she start singlehanding?
- [13:16] How did she start sailing around the world?
- [19:37] What kind of boat did she lose?
- [23:32] What’s the story behind Nereida?
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- Circumnavigations & Community
- [24:45] How did Jeanne’s first circumnavigation attempt go?
- [27:11] How many circumnavigations has she done today?
- [27:49] When did she set her first record?
- [30:50] What do you do by yourself for 11 months?
- [34:28] COVID-19
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- [38:28] How was Jeanne’s experience hanging in Australia?
- [46:54] What’s next for her?
- Short Tacks
- [57:12] What’s Jeanne’s #1 safety item?
- [1:00:42] Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian, Inside by Susan Marie Conrad, Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
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- [1:02:28] What’s something onboard Jeanne can’t live without?
- [1:04:43] Is there any other upgrade she’s looking forward to?
- [1:05:31] Learn more about Jeanne on YouTube @JeanneSailingSolo, Instagram @Jeanne_Socrates, SVNereida.com, and SV Nereida on Facebook
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- Theme Song: Pineapple Dream by SOLXIS
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