Non-stop circumnavigation by sextantMar 16, 2015
This summer solo sailor and musician Donna Lange plans to begin a non-stop circumnavigation using only celestial navigation and SSB radio for communication. She plans to make the nine-month trip aboard her Southern Cross 28, Inspired Insanity. Lange already has two solo circumnavigations to her credit, with just two stops, making her the fastest American woman to solo around the globe.
Lange, a grandmother, has dubbed her voyage “The Ultimate Healing Adventure” and is hoping to enlist sponsors through her Sail Twice Around organization. As the executive director of OceanWatch, North America, she plans to conduct marine conservation research during the voyage, test innovative floatation, and emergency equipment. By limiting her navigation to celestial means she also hopes to emphasize the need for genuine seamanship and navigation skills in an age of sophisticated electronics.
Lang plans to blog about the voyage and will provide transponder positioning so that she can be followed on the web. For more information about Lange, her voyage, and sponsorship opportunities visit her website.