Sept 12, 2019

Jeanne Socrates SuccessfulThe Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has announced that member Jeanne Socrates has sailed into Victoria BC harbour on 7th September after successfully completing another single-handed unassisted nonstop circumnavigation. Socrates, 77, left Victoria last October aboard the 11-metre S/V Nereida, and spent more than 330 days at sea before returning to Victoria Saturday afternoon.

The Lymington, UK grandmother, who is a retired mathematics professor according to the Victoria Times-Colonist, set sail from a place she knows well, Victoria, on the 3 October 2018. The RVYC has been tracking her progress and followed the details of her arrival.

Nereida had severe mainsail damage in the Cape Horn area which took a long time to repair, suffered a knock down SW of New Zealand after which she had to enter Timaru Bay in NZ to make repairs, and later lost her headsail in the North Pacific.

Jeanne Socrates and Daragh Naglelport officer Daragh Nagle presents an OCC award to Jeanne Socrates

Jeanne’s single-mindedness and determination to complete this voyage has culminated in a successful conclusion and she received a warm welcome back from many of her local supporters. All OCC members offer Jeanne their congratulations and Bravo Zulu!

According to Marine Traffic, Nereida arrived at Port VICTORIA on 2019-09-07 at 16:22 Local Time (2019-09-07 23:22 UTC).

The OCC is the “home port” for those who have sailed long distances across big oceans. With 48 nationalities represented among almost 2900 members, and Port Officers around the world.

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