Looking things up about circumnavigating the globe: Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz


As a woman and a person who is partially of Polish decent, this weeks circumnavigator especially interests me.  Click the link above to read the full Wikipedia article.

Most other articles I found were in Polish but the sites can be translated by most browsers I’m sure.

Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz

Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz (born 15 July 1936, in Poland) was the first woman to sail single-handed (i.e. solo) around the world, repeating the accomplishment of Joshua Slocum.[1][2][3] She sailed from the Canary Islands on 28 February 1976, and returned there on 21 April 1978, completing a circumnavigation of 31,166 nautical miles (57,719 km) in 401 days.

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