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Dutch Teen Sets Sail in Secrecy on Solo World Trip


Offbeat  (tags: youngest, solo world trip, Dutch girl, 14-year-old, media, attention, guardianship, child protection, fear, Dutch court )

Naoko
- 3223 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
A 14-year-old Dutch sailor departed in secrecy from Dibraltar Saturday on her quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world - avoiding the media because, her manager said, she didn't want attention.



   

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J MASSETTI (11)
Sunday August 22, 2010, 6:35 am
NOTHING TEACHES AN IMPATIENT CHILD THE PERILS OF SUCH A LONG SEA JOURNEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU "GUINESS FOR PUTTING A MORETORIUM ON AGE "
 

Carolyn Bridges (30)
Sunday August 22, 2010, 6:36 am
noted thanks
 

Sally Jay (63)
Monday August 23, 2010, 12:34 am
So brave and so young - go girl
 

Lionel Mann (23)
Monday August 23, 2010, 2:16 am
Bravo, Laura! This mollycoddling must stop. Teach children to be adventurous.
 

Annabelle T (1)
Monday August 23, 2010, 2:33 am
What a brave girl! I hope that Laura's quest is successful.
 

Susan A (14)
Monday August 23, 2010, 4:16 am
Adventurous is good, foolhardy is not. I would love to see her succeed but how can any 14 yr old be ready for the high seas? This is not a calm, easy millpond. I just think she is far too young. But I still wish her every success. Just glad I am not her Mummy!
 

Jane J. (6)
Monday August 23, 2010, 4:19 am
Having that much attention can be very stressful and lead not lesser success, so fair enough to them. I hope they succeed!
 

Ester Hellen (213)
Monday August 23, 2010, 4:21 am
She has the flag of SeaShepherd on her boat to ask more attention to the state of the Oceans,to peek please go to
http://www.seashepherd.nl/news-and-media/news-100806-1.html
 

Sanja T (154)
Monday August 23, 2010, 11:43 am
go girl....
 
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