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Around the world sailing records

Around the world sailing records

Around the world sailing records

The first ship which sailed around the world was lead by Juan Sebastián Elcano and had on board the remaining members of Ferdinand Magellan’s crew who completed their journey around the world in 1522.

The first person that circumnavigated the world is Joshua Slocum, who made the record in 1897 with the 36-foot-9-inch (11.20 m) oyster sloop named “Spray”. The oyster sloop was personally rebuilt by Slocum so he can sail single-handed around the world. (more…)