GVHA to honour Victoria sailor Jeanne Socrates with naming ceremony

GVHA to honour Victoria sailor Jeanne Socrates with naming ceremony
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Jeanne Socrates will be honoured at a naming ceremony on Thursday.

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is honouring record-holding sailor Jeanne Socrates with a naming ceremony later this week.

In September, 77-year-old Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world completely unassisted, non-stop. The feat took her over 320 days.
She had already become the oldest woman to sail around the world back in 2013.

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) says the naming ceremony will take place at Inner Harbour Causeway at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Socrates is scheduled to appear and the community is welcome.

Join us in celebrating Jeanne Socrates and her achievement on becoming the oldest person to complete a solo nonstop…

Posted by Greater Victoria Harbour Authority on Monday, November 18, 2019

No other details about the ceremony have been released.

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