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Old 07-30-2012, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default Solo circumnavigators

Anyone know of a comprehensive list of solo circumnavigators? I've checked the old Joshua Slocum Society website but they only show 67 entries up to 2008 which seems way too low.

Ref: LIST OF SOLO CIRCUMNAVIGATORS

I'm also finding it incredibly annoying that the definition of a circumnavigation has strayed from the simple, straightforward and unambiguous ('A true circumnavigation of the world must pass through two points antipodean to each other.' Norris McWhirter, founding editor of Guinness Book of Records, 1971) to the bizarre complexity of the rules composed by the WSSRC which only seems interested in speed records, even if most of those are obscure ones.

This site has a list of 54 entries up to 1978 but it differs significantly from the Joshua Slocum Society list:

solo circumnavigators

As an additional comment, since most of the recent "circumnavigations" by teenagers did not pass two points antipodean to each other and since neither the WSSRC or Guinness recognize records based on age, one wonders what was their point.

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Just found another list. Seems to include only those who went via the capes. Lots of new names here.

Updated Solo Circumnavigators from Slocum to 2010: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

And here's one more, the most complete yet found:

http://www.solocircumnavigation.com/...navigators.htm

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haiqu--the whole rules on what is a circumnavigation have vastly changed to make it easier not harder for folks to "circumnavigate." Many of the quick trips 'round the world are not, technically, circumnavigations at all by the "old" rules. I don't properly recall the rules since circumnavigation in itself isn't of interest to me. It's the sailing which holds my interest.
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