Monday, 02 October 2017
Jeanne Socrates and Neil Chapman

Jeanne Socrates - Injured in fall

Our thoughts are with Jeanne as she recovers in hospital after a serious fall from a ladder.

Jeanne was adding the final touches to her preparation and provisioning when she fell from the top of the ladder she was using while her boat was on the hard undergoing final checks. She has a fractured vertebrae and broken ribs among other injuries.

Jeanne (aged 75) was due to depart Canada on the 5th of October in an attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world single-handed, non-stop and unassisted.

All of the Boatshed Team would like to pass on our thoughts to Jeannie and hope that she is comfortable and recovering well.