Archive for July 28th, 2010

Sailing around the world

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

BBC News: “A 14-year-old Dutch girl who wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has won a court’s permission to attempt the voyage….Laura must complete the two-year trip before she turns 17 in September 2012 to break the record….the experienced sailor was born on a yacht off the coast of New Zealand during a seven-year world trip. She had her own yacht by the age of six and began sailing solo when she was 10.”

This girl is pretty amazing, and her plans even more…I have no idea how tough such a sailing trip really is as I’m no sailor (I’ve been mostly a passenger/deck-servant 😉 ), but I can imagine it’s hard and intense.

Kudos for Laura to persist in her efforts to follow her dream as it took quite some time and energy to get the legal ‘approval’!