Dekker circumnavigates at 16


Finishing up her trip in St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles on Saturday Laura Dekker at the age of 16 became the youngest sailor to circumnavigate solo. Despite her travails fighting Dutch authorities who tried to prevent her setting off, Dekker eventually received permission and began her voyage on St. Maarten in January of 2011. According to a report in The Guardian, Dekker's family may move to New Zealand. Check out Dekker's website for more information.

By Ocean Navigator