Posted by: Scanstrut | April 25, 2012

Sponsored Sailor: Update on Jeanne on “Nereida”

One of our sponsored sailors Jeanne Socrates is about to embark on another amazing journey……

Jeanne accepts the Duchess of Kent Trophy from Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the Cruising Association HQ

After unexpected delays due to necessary work on board ‘Nereida’, Jeanne is about to set off from Hobart (Tasmania) across the Tasman Sea towards the SW Cape of New Zealand.

This will be the last of the Five Great Capes that she will have sailed around solo, since rounding Cape Horn on 7th January 2011 (after her knockdown two days earlier ended her second solo nonstop circumnavigation attempt)

She will then be heading up the S. Pacific towards Tahiti and then north towards Hawaii and N.America, from where her third nonstop solo RTW attempt is due to start early in October this year.

Jeanne aboard NEREIDA in Hobart

The weather, as usual, has also delayed her start from Hobart.   Heading straight into headwinds (or no wind) was not a sensible option, so her departure has now been scheduled for early Thursday.

That means she’ll unexpectedly be in Australia for Anzac Day (Wednesday 25th April) – very appropriate, since her father John Faulkner (killed just before she was born, while flying in a RAF bomber in WWII) hailed from Sydney….

Daily postings of news and position, while on passage, can be found on her website:



  1. […] in April we gave you an update on Jeanne’s progress. Since then she has been a busy lady completing her journey with several long […]

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