For those of you who missed it, I am going to sail around the world with my friend (http://emunaendeavor.org/). I was trying to find information on Black women who have sailed around the world. The internet (that I count on to know everything) has failed me regarding this subject. There is only one short blurb in Wikipedia with no corresponding article or references listed:
Maria Victor; 2007-2013; first woman of African descent (Barbados) to perform a circumnavigation (with stops, past Cape of good Hope, through Panama Canal).
I did try to find anything on the web about Maria but sadly, there was no other mention of her. Very disappointing! So… If there have been no others recorded perhaps I can be listed in history as the SECOND woman of African descent to sail around the world. That would be amazing!
Not that I am doing this for any kind of glory. Just the satisfaction of having completed the trip would be MORE than enough. It would just be a VERY interesting side note to an already amazing journey. ^_^