Phil Peel

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Jeanne Socrates the oldest woman round the world sailor

Posted by Phil On September - 21 - 2011

Mike and I were filming at Southampton Boat Show, when we met up with Jeanne Socrates. An amazing woman,  Jeanne Socrates (68) has become the oldest woman ever to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation, after ‘closing the circle’ near Cape town in her Najad 380 Nereida on earlier this year.

Five years ago she completed a previous round-the-world sail, but this was the first non stop.

I asked her what’s she’s going to do next and she told me …do it again.

Jeanne Sophocles



We were filming  Really nice people. But it was quite tricky on camera as the stand was half in very bright sunlight and half in deep shadow, so I had to keep switching  ND filters in and out.



A lovely day for buying a


Passengers on the cruise ship MSC OPERA got a great view down into the Boat Show