910.45 Mai (c2013)

Sarah P’s Comments:  Laura Dekker is the youngest person to solo sail around the world…so far. Actually, there was such a outcry about her doing it, that I think the ‘official’ sailing world is discouraging anyone younger trying it. However you feel about her feat, it is quite a voyage (2012) and she is quite an interesting person. What I like most about her story is her sense of individuality and the fact she did it because she enjoys sailing rather than a trying to set a record. Plus, she is still sailing…

Her story has been told in a movie (82 min) shot mostly by herself while underway:MaidenTrip cover

 

 

 

 

And there is also a paperback which just came out in May (original story is in Dutch):

One girl One Dream Cover

More info:

24 minute YouTube video of Laura talking about her voyage.

American Sailing Association Interview

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/lauradekkercalloftheocean/

Website & blog: http://www.lauradekker.nl/

Quote:

Laura Dekker stamp

So popular the US created a stamp for her…

For me sailing is very pure. It’s just, you know, nature, as it was over 100,000 years ago. It’s the waves and the wind and the sea – it hasn’t changed in forever.

 

 

 

WaterBug letters

 

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