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PierreMundo 08-19-2010 03:40 PM

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets sail!
 
Laura is expecting to set sail at Saturday, august 21, 2010. After a great sail from The Netherlands to Portimao, Portugal, she is doing her last preparations. I wish her fair winds and a save trip home.

JohnRPollard 08-19-2010 05:24 PM

Fair winds, Laura. Safe home.

CapTim 08-19-2010 06:35 PM

sooooo lucky. I'd trade places with her in a heartbeat!

Stillraining 08-19-2010 07:53 PM

Go Girl!

smackdaddy 08-19-2010 07:55 PM

Be careful Laura.

MARC2012 08-20-2010 01:39 AM

Safe trip.marc

MarioG 08-20-2010 06:53 AM

I wish her fair winds and a good voyage but still can't understand why anyone would want to non-stop circumnavigate. We have gotten spoiled by the food in the port towns we've sailed to. :o)

chall03 08-20-2010 07:00 AM

Fair winds and stay safe.............

sailingdog 08-20-2010 07:31 AM

Please note that Laura isn't planning a non-stop circumnavigation, nor is she planning a southern ocean route. Her route is a Panama-canal/Red Sea/Mediterranean route IIRC, and spaced out over almost two years.

I wish her luck but would point out that some of the worst pirate infested waters are along her route and that caution should be taken to avoid incident.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarioG (Post 634493)
I wish her fair winds and a good voyage but still can't understand why anyone would want to non-stop circumnavigate. We have gotten spoiled by the food in the port towns we've sailed to. :o)


chall03 08-20-2010 08:06 AM

She is seriously going to come down the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden??
ummmm ok Wow.


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