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 (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. 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.