Yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates, who will launch her third attempt to sail nonstop solo around the world from North America in a monohull next October, will be at the International Safety Products Booth #B305 at 1pm on Friday, January 6th during the London International Boat Show to pick up safety gear from U.S.-based ACR Electronics, which will include ACR’s new ResQLink™+ Personal Locator Beacon (making its European debut at the show) and a RapidDitch Bag. Socrates has welcomed aboard ACR Electronics for her safety and survival technologies.
Following two previous unsuccessful attempts, including a knockdown about 200 miles west of Cape Horn last January, Socrates’ plans for a third around the world attempt will be launched from Victoria, British Columbia in October for a planned seven to eight month journey.
She will again sail solo nonstop aboard her Najad 380, Nereida. If successful, she will be setting a world record as the oldest woman to sail solo nonstop (via Cape Horn) around the world. Validating her attempt will be the World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSRC).
For more information on meeting Socrates and attending the London International Boat Show which goes through Jan. 15th, go to www.nbiexpo.com.