Local Girl Arrives in the South of France

News from SIROCCO’s new owner…


SIROCCO rolls out of her shipping container in the South of France.

Dear Steve,

Sirocco just arrived today in Marseille, after one and half month of ocean
crossing, and more than one half planet round circle !

She has  arrived in perfect shape and seem to have been very well protected
inside the container.

We put her back in the water this afternoon with no worry.  Some water licks
(expected) but surprisingly very few, after 45 days spent inside a container
box .

She has tested the Mediterranean water for the first time, and seems to love
it … .

Letter continues and more pictures after the break


By |2014-07-30T17:40:34-07:00July 30th, 2014|On the Water|0 Comments

No Tow Needed and She’s Rounding the Horn

Take a look at Jeanne’s log at Sailing Yacht Nereida on Livejournal. Amazing. She’s back to rounding Cape Horn. From her log ….

“Wednesday 5th January…. Slowly we righted and soon after I looked to see what damage there was – clearly there was some – no instruments, for a start!.. but I could not budge the hatch to open it – try as might…! I had to climb out of the aft cabin hatch to access the cockpit – which I’d already seen enough of to realize the boom was broken in half and the canopy/dodger over the companionway was missing, along with its framework ….. there was safety glass everywhere. I soon realized why the hatch wouldn’t slide open – the halyard bag full of heavy wet lines, was lying on top and was soon removed along with several lines lying loose… Going down below, I noticed the perspex hatch was cracked in half vertically – a worry if we should ever get pooped. Next, I got the instruments working – a connection in the aft cabin had been hit by flying/sliding objects…”


By |2011-01-07T07:53:15-08:00January 7th, 2011|On the Water|0 Comments


After lying broadside under bare poles and experiencing a second knockdown, NEREIDA is currently under tow (90nm) in 6-metre swell and breaking waves by the fishing vessel MAGELLENUS 3. She hopefully will be towed to Cook Bay Chile where the tow will be handed over to the Chilean Navy who will take her on to Porto William Argentina (54° 56.052’S 67° 36.518’W). The first knockdown is reported to have left her with a broken boom, the hard dodger gone, the hatch boards smashed, water inside the boat and the furling line wrapped around the prop shaft.

Jeanne Socrates is one tough sailor. And here’s to the fishing fleets of the world who are the only other people crazy enough to be out in those conditions.

By |2011-01-06T21:35:32-08:00January 6th, 2011|On the Water|0 Comments

Jeanne Socrates 360’s While Rounding Cape Horn

Jeanne Socrates did much of the refit on her boat NEREIDA in Boat Haven in preparation for her most recent solo circumnavigation.

Jeanne Socrates

From Bill KI4MMZ

KC2IOV Nereida Capt Jeanne
Knocked down (Turtle upside down)
Damage so far. 2249utc
55-59.68S 071-45.04W
drifting S @ 2K hove to.
boom broken, Hard dodger smashed.(gone)
rope round prop. Chaotic below decks.
Good news. Not injured has stay sail, + headsail.
engine working.

By |2011-01-06T13:17:27-08:00January 6th, 2011|In the Yard|0 Comments