- 14-year-old gains permission to sail around the world
(CSMonitor.com) Laura Dekker has convinced a Dutch court that she's done her sailing homework and is ready to attempt to beat Jessica Watson's record around-the-world solo sail.
- Dutch Laura Dekker wins fight to sail round world: profile
(Telegraph.co.uk) The Dutch girl who won a 10-month legal battle Tuesday in her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, was born on a similar sea voyage 14 years ago.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
14-year-old to set sail solo around the world
Laura Dekker poses for the media on her boat Guppy in Den Osse, south-west Netherlands, on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. A Dutch court has cleared the way for the 14-year-old to set sail on a risky solo voyage around the world. Judges at Middelburg's family court have lifted a guardianship order imposed on Dekker last year after she said she wanted to set sail alone around the world (AP/ Evert-Jan Daniels).