sábado, 10 de maio de 2014

Naomi James - As 30 mais importantes velejadoras solitárias de todos os tempos e lugares 10

 
 
Dame Naomi Christine James, Mrs. Haythorne, DBE, Ph.D (née Power; born 2 March 1949) was the first woman to sail single-handed (i.e., solo) around the world via Cape Horn. She departed Dartmouth, Devon on 9 September 1977 and finished her voyage around the globe on 8 June 1978 after 272 days, thus improving Sir Francis Chichester's solo round-the-world sailing record by two days.

She was born in New Zealand on a landlocked sheep farm and did not learn how to swim until the age of 23. She worked as a hairdresser until she... LINK


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