Before I get into the chronological list of solo circumnavigators, I had to look up who sailed in the smallest boat. One concern friends and family (or at least MY land-lubber friends and family) have about this trip is that Dovid’s CAL25 is such a small craft for such a big trip (25ft). So… I had to look and see: what was the SMALLEST boat to do the task? The link above is to the full article about Alessandro di Benedetto.
Italian-French Alessandro di Benedetto arrived July 22nd, 2010 at the port of Les Sable d’Olonne in France, having completed his mission to sail around the world in single-handed, without any landing, not assisted, by a sailing boat 6.5 m. (21ft) long, the smallest boat to attempt such a feat.