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To circumnavigate a place, such as an island, a continent, or the Earth, is to travel all the way around it by boat or ship. More recently, the term has also been used to cover aerial round-the-world flights.


First maritime circumnavigations

Other maritime circumnavigations

Record maritime circumnavigations

  • Bruno Peyron (French), January - March 2005, fastest circumnavigation 50 days 16 hours 20 minutes 4 seconds
  • Jean Luc van de Heede (French), 2004, fastest westward single-handed circumnavigation, 122 days 14 hours 3 minutes 49 seconds
  • Ellen MacArthur (English), 2004- 2005, Fastest single-handed 71 days 14 hours 18 minutes 33 seconds

Notable aerial circumnavigations

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