Laura Dekker, 13 year old Dutch girl, is too young to sail solo around the world. Though her parents have given consent for her two year trip around the world from September 01, the Dutch Council for Child Protection has objected to her sailing adventure.
The Dutch court is also right in banning her voyage, and has placed her under state care for two months, till psychologists assess her suitability to sail solo around the world.
Here is the route map of Laura Dekker’s voyage in her ‘Guppy’ from her website.
View some video clips:
- from NTDTV: Dutch Girl Wants to Sail Solo Around the World
- from BBC World News: Dutch sailor put into state care
For more details regarding voyage and updates, log on to Laura Dekker and Guppy.
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