Who has sailed solo around the world?
SIR ROBIN WAS THE FIRST TO SAIL SINGLE HANDED AND NON-STOP AROUND THE WORLD BETWEEN 14 JUNE 1968 AND 22 APRIL 1969. More than 50 years have gone by since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made history by becoming the first man to sail solo and non-stop around the globe in 1968-69.
Can you sail around the world alone?
Only about 300 people have successfully sailed solo around the world. Just six people — with terHart being the only North American — have done it navigating by pen, paper, charts and a sextant.
Did Jessica Watson really sail around the world?
Jessica Watson (OAM) navigated some of the world’s most remote oceans and survived seven knockdowns and 210 days alone at sea to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop around the world, aged 16. On completion of the voyage, Jessica was met by the then Prime Minister who declared her an Australian hero.