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Farewell to Polish ‘first lady of the ocean’

15.06.2021 14:06
Captain Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, a Polish sailor who made history by becoming the first woman to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly, has died at the age of 84.
Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, pictured in 2014.
Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, pictured in 2014. Photo: PAP/Jacek Bednarczyk

A traveller and a naval architect, Chojnowska-Liskiewicz was often referred to as "the first lady of the ocean."

She carried out her solo around-the-world trip on a 31-foot yacht called Mazurek that was designed by her husband Wacław Liskiewicz.