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Old 7th September 2017, 07:26 PM
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Voltarine has it - it is indeed Malta
I wish I could say I knew but it was a guess... er... process of elimination.

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Old 7th September 2017, 07:28 PM
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Joshua Slocum (1844-1909) was the first person to do what?
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Old 8th September 2017, 01:30 PM
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Hint: It's to do with water.
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Waterski?
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Waterski?
No.

Hint: It took him nearly three years, having started in 1895.
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Waterski?
No.

Hint: It took him nearly three years, having started in 1895.
I think I once tried to launch from that particular boat ramp too.
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Old 11th September 2017, 11:59 AM
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(Because I've killed this thread...)

Hint: Other people had done this many, many, many times, but he was the first to do it solo.
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Recap before I give the answer.

Started in 1895, and it took him three years.

First person to do this solo.

Involved lots and lots of water.

In 1900, he published an account of his legendary feat.

From his book: "I sprang from the oars to my feet, and lifted the anchor above my head, threw it clear just as she was turning over. I grasped her gunwale and held on as she turned bottom up, for I suddenly remembered that I could not swim."
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sailed around the world solo?
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