I read two newspaper website quotes from Mrs Dekker; Lauras mother.
1) "Laura will be able to keep up with her school work whilst at sea through emails"
2) "Sailing round the world is just like a day sail followed by another day sail the next day and then another one etc"
If these quotes are accurate and there is no explanation for them. Then it is clear to me that Mrs Dekker has not much of an idea of the challenges faced by any singlehanded sailor crossing the worlds oceans.
Having said that, I also read that Laura has crossed the North Sea single handed which is an achievement that I think she has a right to be proud of.
I wish Laura all the best of luck with her future challenges.