Meet the youngest person to sail solo around the world


In 2010, Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old Dutch girl, tried to become the youngest person to successfully sail around the world. She’d already been held up for over a year by Dutch authorities who thought it was unsafe, but in 2012, she finally completed her circumnavigation.

Jillian Schlesinger, a filmmaker, managed to follow her for much of the trip, and has now turned the voyage into a feature-length documentary called Maidentrip.

This video is just a short clip from the movie, but it features fantastic footage of Dekker sailing into French Polynesia and trying to explain to a customs bureaucrat why she doesn’t know when she’ll be leaving the islands: “I don’t know, it’s a sailboat. You go when the wind is good.”


Watch the video: Copy of Laura Dekker - Youngest Circumnavigator to Sail Alone Around the World


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