Retired British math teacher becomes the oldest woman to sail around the world




70-year-old Jeanne Socrates spent 200 days at sea, circumnavigating the world alone. She set out from Victoria Harbour last October and travelled 46,000 kilometres. And she has tried this voyage twice before. Jeanne Socrates tells her story, while on her boat, the Nereida, in Victoria, B.C. 

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