Originally Posted by icerat
But the WSSRC applies the term "round the world" only to race or speed record attempts. ie formal yacht on yacht matches or shortest time -where distance matters
For first, youngest(discontinued), longest, pinkest voyages they use the term "circumnavigation"
which includes "First non stop, singlehanded, circumnavigation by woman, Kay Cottee (now Kay Sutton), AUS, First Lady, 1987-1988, 189 days, Sydney to Sydney"
And as Jessica went about 1° further north of the equator and will travel a couple of hundred nautical miles more in total (either by actual or theoretical great circle distance) than Kay did, I don't see the WSSRC coming in on the side of Knudsen or Sail World
Second prediction: within three months Nancy Knudsen will leave Sail-World "to pursue other projects" (ref. Catherine Deveny)