70-Year-Old Woman, Jeanne Socrates, Oldest to Sail the Globe

In memory of her husband who died ten years ago of cancer and to raise money for a charity that provides free home nursing for terminally ill cancer patients. British woman Jeanne Socrates did what has been described as the Mount Everest of sailing – she sailed solo around the globe at the age of 70. Socrates left Victoria, B.C., in her 11-metre cruiser Nereida last October and arrived ahead of schedule early this morning, she planned to arrive this Friday.