28 Jul 2010

World record girl

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:21 pm on 28 July 2010

New Zealand born Dutch 14 year old Laura Dekker, has won her ten month legal battle to sail solo around the world. Last year the Dutch courts put her under the care of child protection services to prevent the trip, but a court has lifted the guardianship order and Laura is free to set sail. She must complete the two-year trip before she turns 17 in September 2012 to break the record.