75-year-old Jeanne Socrates attempts a new record

Jeanne Socrates will set off next month to try and claim the record as the oldest person to sail around the world soloJeanne Socrates, the oldest woman to circumnavigate the world solo, non-stop and unassisted, is preparing to sail around the globe again. The 75-year-old Guinness World Record holder plans to set off from British […]

British powerboat pilot waits for confirmation of new Key West to Cuba world record

Watch as Staffordshire-born Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson hit a top speed of 127mph while seeking the Key West to Havana powerboat world recordNigel Hook and Jay Johnson celebrate after the crossing. Credit: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesNigel Hook and Jay Johnson are awaiting official confirmation that they have set a new world record for a […]

Search called off for missing Chinese sailor Guo Chuan

Guo Chuan, China’s most famous sailor, was on a solo trans Pacific voyage.The search for Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, who was attempting to set a world record by doing a solo trans Pacific voyage in 20 days, has been called off, the US Coast Guard have confirmed. Guo Chuan set sail from San Francisco on October […]