Laura Dekker, 14, Sets Off on Round-the-World Sail

A month after being released from the guardianship of child protection services, a 14-year-old Dutch girl today set sail from Gibraltar in an effort to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Laura Dekker was en route to the Canary Islands on her 38-foot boat, Guppy, after saying goodbye to her father and friends earlier today. She began her trip in secrecy because, according to her manager, Peter Klarenbeek, she did not want any attention. Klarenbeek told The Associated...Full Story
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