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LIST OF SOLO CIRCUMNAVIGATORS

Dates Name Nationality/
Flag
Vessel Direction/
Cape/Canals
Record Remarks
Depart Complete Name Material/Size Rig
4/24/1895 6/27/1898 Joshua Slocum U.S./U.S. Spray Wood
36'9"X14'2"
Sloop Westward First American to sail around the world alone Via Strait of Magellan
1921 1925 Harry Pidgeon U.S./U.S. Islander Wood
34'X10'9"
Yawl Westward
/Panama
First around via Panama Canal  
1923 1929 Alain Gerbault French
/France
Firecrest Wood
39'X8'6"
Cutter Westward
/Panama
First Frenchman to sail around the world alone  
1928 1932 Edward Miles U.S./U.S. Sturdy/
Sturdy II
Wood
37'X10'/
36'9"X10'1"
Schooners Eastward
/Panama, Suez
First man to sail Eastward via both canals  
1932 1937 Harry Pidgeon U.S./U.S. Islander Wood
34'X10'9"
Yawl Westward
/Panama
First man to sail around the world single-handed twice  
1936 1938 Louis Bernicot French
/France
Anahita Wood
41'X11'9"
Cutter Westward First to follow Slocum's track Via the Strait of Megellan
1942 1943 Vito Dumas Argentina
/Argentina
Lehg II Wood
33'X11'
Ketch Eastward Horn First to circumnavigate via the Horn  
1948 1952 Al Peterson U.S./U.S. Stronoway Wood
33'X11'
Cutter Westward
/Panama, Suez
First Eastward via both canals  
1950 1958 Marcel Bardiaux French
/France
Les Quatre Vents Wood
30'8"X8'10"
Sloop Westward horn First Westward via The Horn  
1950 1956 Adrian Hayter New Zealand
/U.K.
Sheila II Wood
32'X8'6"
Yawl Eastward
/Suez
(See second circumnavigation)  
1953 1957 Jean Gau French
/U.S.
Atom Wood
30'X9'10"
Ketch Westward
/Panama
   
1955 1959 John Guzzwell B.C Canada
/B.C Canada
Trekka Wood
20'6"X6'6"
Yawl Westward
/Panama
First British Circumnavigator  
1956 1961 Joseph Havkins Israel
/Israel
Lammerhak II Wood
23'X7'
Yawl Westward First Israeli. First without using canals Crossed Israel and Mexico by land
1957 1973 Edward Allcard U.K./U.K. Sea Wanderer Wood 26'X11' Ketch Westward Horn    
1962 1963 Adrian Hayter New Zealand
/U.K.
Valkyr Wood
25'X7'2"
Sloop Westward
/Panama
First to sail around the world both ways  
1962 1968 Jean Gau French
/U.S.
Atom Wood
30'X9'10"
Ketch Westward
/Panama
   
1964 1966 Pierre Auboiroux French
/France
Neo-Vent Wood
27'X7'6"
Sloop Westward
/Suez, Panama
   
1965 1970 Robin Lee Graham U.S./U.S. Dove/Return of Dove Fiberglass
24'X7'6"/33'X9'
Sloop Westward
/ Panama
Youngest Circumnavigator First fiberglass boat  
1965 1968 Rusty Weeb U.K./U.K. Flyd Wood
29'3"X9'6"
Sloop Westward
/ Panama
   
1965 1969 Alfred Kallies German
/Germany
Pru Wood
27'X7'11"
Sloop Westward
/ Panama
   
1966 1968 Wilfried Erdman German
/Germany
Kathena Wood
25'X7'7"
Sloop Westward
/ Panama
First German Circumnavigator  
1966 1970 John Sowden U.S./U.S. Tarmin Wood
24'7X7'8"
Sloop Westward
/ Panama
   
1966 1967 Francis Chichester U.K./U.K. Gypsy Moth IV Wood
53'1"X10'6"
Yawl Eastward Horn First to make only one stop  
1966 1973 Wolf Hausner Austrian
/Australia
Taboo Plywood
32'X15'
Sloop-
catamaran
Westward
/ Panama
   
1967 1969 Leonid Teliga Polish
/Poland
Opty Wood
32'4"X9'4"
Yawl Westward
/ Panama
First Polish circumnavigator  
1967 1969 Roger Plisson French
/France
Francois Virginie Wood 24'X7' Sloop Westward
/ Panama
   
1967 1968 Alec Rose U.K./U.K. Lively Lady Wood
36'X9'3"
Yawl Eastward Horn    
1968 1969 Robin Knox- Johnston U.K./U.K. Suhali Wood
32'5"X11'1"
Ketch Eastward Horn First non-stop circumnavigation  
1966 1969 Bernard Moitessier French
/France
Joshua Steel
39'6"X12'
Ketch Eastward Horn First non-stop circumnavigation  
1968 1969 Nigel Tetley U.K./U.K. Victress Plywood
40'X22'
Ketch-
trimaran
Eastward Horn First multi-hull solo circumnavigation  
1968 1971 Tom Blackwell U.K./U.K. Islander Wood
58'6"X12'8"
Ketch Westward
/ Panama
Largest yacht to circumnavigate via Panama singlehanded  
1970 1971 Chay Blythe U.K./U.K. British Steel Steel
56'X12'10"
Ketch Westward Horn First Westward Circumnavigation  
1970 1973 Bill King Irish/U.K. Galway Blazer II Plywood
42'X10'5"
Schooner Westward
/ Panama
First Irishman to sail alone around the world  
1971 1972 Jorgen Meyer German
/Germany
Paloma Fiberglass
34'X10''
Sloop Westward
/ Panama
First around in less than a year (347 days)  
1971 1973 Goran Cederstrom Swedish
/Sweden
Tua Tua Fiberglass
27'4"X8'3"
Sloop Westward
/ Panama
First Swedish circumnavigator  
1971 1974 Hiroshi Aoki Japanese
/Japan
Ahodori II Plywood
20'9"X6'8"
Yawl Eastward Horn Smallest yacht  
1972 1973 Kris Baranowski Polish
/Poland
Polonez Wood
45'3"X12'5"
Ketch Eastward Horn Hobart to Horn in 45 days  
1973 1974 Alain Colas French
/France
Manureva Aluminum
70'X35'
Ketch-
trimaran
Eastward Horn Fastest single handed multi-hull circumnavigation  
1973 1974 Ambrogio Fogar Italin
/Italy
Surprise Wood
38'8"X9'3"
Sloop Westward Horn    
1973 1974 Kenichi Horie Japanese
/Japan
Mermaid III Wood
28'10"X9'3"
Sloop Westward Horn    
1973 1974 Ryusuke Ushijima Japanese
/Japan
Gingitsune Wood 31'X9'10" Ketch Eastward Horn    
Nov 1962 Dec 1976 Edward Boden U.S./U.S. KITTIWAKE Wood
25.4'X7.25'
Sloop Westward
/Panama/S.Africa
  Click for Details
1963 1968 Alan Eddy U.S./U.S. Apogee Length: 24' Allied Seawind Ketch West to East Panama Canal / Cape Horn / Cape of Good Hope 1st GRP Boat to circumnavigate
2/28/ 1976 3/20/1978 Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz Polish Mazurek Length: 31' Beam: 8.86' Sloop West to East   Click for Details
1977 1978 Naomi James New Zealand
/U.K.
Express Crusader Fiberglass
53'X13'
Sloop Eastward Horn    
1977 June 6, 1980 Dean Vincent
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U.S./U.S. EOS Length: 39'
Beam: 12'
Displacement: 28,000 lb
Draft: 5'5"
Rigging: Ketch
Ferro Cement West to East
Major Path of Voyage: San Diego, Mexico, south Pacific, Australia, South Africa, Granda, Panama, San Diego
  Dean built EOS from scratch and is as proud of this accomplishment as from his circumnavigation. He says the ferro cement finish looked like fiberglass not the sidewalk! His circumnavigation took almost 3 years. After returning to San Diego he sold EOS then built a 49' cutter named EOS II. Sailed her from San Diego west through the Pacific and ended up in the Phillipines after sailing around Asia. He now builds 50' - 60' CATS.
July 1978 May 9, 1983 Yves Gelinas
Canada/Quebec Jean-du-Sud Fibreglass
Length: 30'
Beam: 8'9"
Displacement: 9000lbs
Sloop West to East Major Path of Voyage : Southern Ocean/all the capes    
11/4/1980 6/24/1986 Alan Butler Canadian/Canada Amon-Re 26'2" Catamaran East to West / Cape Horn /Panama Canal   Left from Victoria, BC
1985 1986 Dodge D. Morgan U.S./U.S. American Promise Fiberglass
60'X16'5"X9'5"
Sloop
Cutter
Bermuda to Bermuda, eastabout via the five southernmost capes First American to sail non-stop, setting 13 records Click for Details
5/2/1984 5/26/1986 James Baldwin
E-mail
U.S./U.S. Atom Fiberglass
LOA 28'
8' beam
4.5' draft
8,000lbs disp
Pearson Triton
Bulit 1960
East to West   Click for Details
2/24/1986 6/19/1987 Teddy Seymour USA Love Song Fiberglass
35'
Ericson West to East 1st black (African-American) man to sail around the world solo. Click for Details
1989 1997 Pat Henry U.S./U.S. Southren Cross 31' Sloop
Cutter
East-West   Click for Details
8/5/1990 6/9/1992 William Pinkney U.S./U.S. The Committment 47' Cutter East-West
All 5 Capes
4th of 5 Americans to round 5 capes
8/4/1996 8/18/1999 Karen Thorndike U.S./U.S. Amelia 31' Sloop East-West
All 5 Capes
First Americam woman to sail solo around the world Click to visit her Web Site
4/13/1998 12/29/2001 Robert E. Case U.S./U.S.   37' 1979 Endurance pilothouse ketch Sailed from SanDiego, CA west to east. Returned to San Diego via the Panama Canal   Disabled Sailor - amputee - lost lower left leg while serving with the Marine Corp.
4/9/1999 9/23/2000 Kris Baranowski Polish
/Poland
Polonez Wood 45'3"X12'5" Ketch Westward   His second trip Click for Details
Aug 1999 Nov 2002 Ron Llewellyn
E-Mail
Australian
/Australia
SULA Robert's 36 Cutter Cutter Westward   Click for Details
1/21/1999 6/23/2002 Patrick Kaines U.S./U.S. Eagle Dancer LOA 31'
Beam 1,4m
Hull 230kg
Keel 120kg
Built 1999, in GRP
Sloop East to West    
5/17/1999 7/9/2003 Evgeny Gvozdev Russia/Russia Said Fiberglass
LOA 3,6m
Beam 10'4"
Draft 5'8"
  East to West   Click for Details
12/5/1999 12/7/2001 David B. Clark U.S./U.S. Mollie Milar Metal
LOA 44'
Sloop East to West Oldest Single handed Circumnavigator Click for Details
Mickey Fiberglass
LOA 34'
Sloop
04/2000 05/2004 Kenneth Hellewell
E-Mail
U.S./U.S. Topaz 1975 FRP
LOA 37.5'
Beam 12.3'
Disp 14,000lbs
C&C 38 East to West
Cape of Good Hope-
Panama Canal
  Published cruising guide of Tonga
www.cruisetonga.com
or visit www.cevennesproductions.com Thank you,
9/30/2001 9/1/2002 Edwin Arnold
E-mail
U.S./U.S. Nomad length 35.5 ft.
Beam 11.5 ft.
Disp. 20,000 lbs
Age 13 yrs.
Aluminum
Custom, Ted Brewer Design West to East
Major Path of Voyage: Sitka AK, Cape Horn, Cape Town, Adelaide, Aus. Sitka
Royal Cape YC 11 Feb - 5 Mar 2002
  The intended non-stop circumnavigation was interrupted after I collided with an iceberg on 9 Jan 2002 at 50 deg. 36 min S x 40 deg 46 min W. Damage to the roller furling and pulpit was repaired in Cape Town. There was no hull damage. I stopped at Adelaide to replace a faulty radar. Presently lives in Eagle, CO where he and his wife Mary have mountains rather than the ocean for their views.
11/7/2003 3/8/2004 Jean Luc Van Den Heede France/France Adrien Aluminium
LOA 25.7m
Beam 5.4m
Monohull East to West   Click for Details
6/16/2001 8/8/2004 Uwe Rottgering
E-Mail
German FANFAN! Aluminium
12.18m
Beam 3.45m
Disp 8,500KG
One off Sloop West to East   Click for Details
April 2001 June 2005 Fredric D. Roe
E-Mail
U.S./U.S. Oceana Steel
44ft
Beam 10.5ft
Disp 15 ton
70 yrs old
Ketch Westward   Honolulu, Phuket, Durban, Panama, Honolulu
11/11/2005 5/16/2007 Donna Lange U.S./U.S. Inspired Insanity 28' Southern Cross Fiber Glass Sloop West to East / Cape Horn / Cape of Good Hope Only 3 stops  
7/2/2005 3/22/2008 Robert Graf
E-mail
Canadian/Canada Drifter Way 49ft,18.67 Disp
Beam 14'4"
Fiberglass and lead ballast
"Spray" Ketch rigged Westward/Cape of Good Hope/Panama Canal Level I Cir. Click for Details

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