a solo, round-the-world, nonstop voyage. Again, she experienced sail problems, and this time had to climb a 100-foot-tall mast to correct them. No problem; whatever it took, she did it—from hoisting a 300-pound sail, to repairing a generator, narrowly missing a collision with a whale, avoiding icebergs, and battling 50-foot-high waves. On February 7, 2005, at age 28, she completed the 27,000-nautical-mile trip in 71 days, 14 hours—a new world record.20
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