Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz

Polish yacht racer
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. Orders Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross

Personal facts

Given name
Krystyna
Family name
Chojnowska-Liskiewicz
Birth date
1936-07-15
Birth place
Warsaw
Occupation
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