Testing Mother Earth and Father Time:
The credibility of record seeking endeavors in sailing requires an independent entity that sets standards and is skilled at monitoring and ratifying the record attempts. In sailing that is the World Sailing Speed Record Council.
But the record attempt must be suitable for record keeping, and it has been deemed that age based records do not qualify. As a branch of World Sailing, the Council isn’t interested in endorsing age records, either youngest or oldest, as the imagination shouldn’t be tempted to exceed what a person’s age can fulfill.
However, none of this has stopped British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates from seeking to become the oldest person to sail around t…
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