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Woman's bid for sailing record

At the age of 69, Jeanne Socrates from Ealing is aiming to become the first woman to sail around the world alone, nonstop and unassisted.

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Londoner on course to become oldest person to sail solo non-stop around the world

The 69-year-old from Ealing is on the last leg of her record attempt

A 69-year-old woman from Ealing is on the 'last leg' of her record attempt to become the first woman to sail around the world alone, nonstop and unassisted.

Now on day 183 of her journey, Jeanne Socrates left Victoria in Canada on 22nd October 2012.

This is her third attempt to complete the journey. On her return to Victoria, she will become the oldest person to sail nonstop on her own around the world.

Jeanne Socrates' other attempts at the record in the past have failed

Jeanne's yacht Nereida is said to be 'battle-scarred' after severe weather caused damage to the vessel. However an emergency stop has so far been averted as she has managed to successfully carry out the repairs herself.

You can follow Jeanne on her record attempt here as her position is transmitted.

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