About Triple Solo Sailor

Triple Solo Sailor commemorates the 30th anniversary of Jon Sanders’ record breaking triple circumnavigation of the world. Follow our blog and Twitter account for daily ‘updates’ on this iconic Western Australian achievement.

All blog and Twitter information is sourced from original logbooks, photos and videos from the Project Endeavour: Jon Sanders’ Triple Circumnavigation of the World Collection.

Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders is a Western Australian yachtsman best known for completing the first solo, non-stop triple circumnavigation of the world on Parry Endeavour from 25 May 1986 to 13 March 1988.

Sanders completed the first solo, non-stop double circumnavigation on Perie Banou from 6 September 1981 to 31 October 1982. He has set or broken many world sailing records, including first person to single-handedly complete five circumnavigations of the world and the longest distance sailed continuously by any vessel, still unbeaten. In 1983, Sanders received an OBE for his services to yachting and the prestigious personal yachting trophy, the Chichester Award.

For further information on Sanders see About Jon Sanders on the Project Endeavour website.

Project Endeavour: Jon Sanders’ Triple Circumnavigation of the World Collection

The historically significant Project Endeavour Collection was donated to Curtin University Library in 2007 by Emeritus Professor John Penrose from Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology. The Centre played an important role in supporting Sanders’ journey.

The Project Endeavour Collection includes photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, Sanders’ logbooks, designs and drawings of Parry Endeavour, scientific results, charts and maps, Project Endeavour working party minutes, sound recordings and film footage.

For further information about the Project Endeavour Collection see About the Collection on the Project Endeavour website.


For further information on Triple Solo Sailor, contact Curtin University Library on +61 8 9420 4205.