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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.
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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. )
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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.

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