Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz

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 45px Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross↑ ↑ ↑

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Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz
Birth dateJuly 15, 1936
Birth place
Warsaw
Nationality
Poland