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Boats Head to Teen Sailor Drifting in Indian Ocean

Offbeat  (tags: yacht, drifting, Indian Ocean, teen girl )

- 3267 days ago -
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - A 16-year-old sailor on a round-the-world journey was adrift in the frigid southern Indian Ocean on Friday as rescue boats headed toward her yacht


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Cher C (1426)
Friday June 11, 2010, 8:06 am

Thnx hun!


Past Member (0)
Friday June 11, 2010, 10:46 am
noted. interesting story. thanks lone.

Glenda J (158)
Friday June 11, 2010, 12:34 pm
Too bad she had her heart set to come even with her brother who made the complete run..

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday June 11, 2010, 3:10 pm
Thanks Terry

Shirley S (187)
Friday June 11, 2010, 11:52 pm
I think there should be a LAW against such young people sailing alone .When they strike trouble it's an expensive exercise to rescue them & it puts the RESCUERS lives at risk.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 1:49 am
Thank God she is safe! Such a courageous teen should stay here on earth and do much more!
Noted and thanks.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 8:45 am
Noted and thank you LW !

As a lover of sailing I enjoyed reading this story and am happy to see she was resqued but sad to hear the vessel will most likely be lost !

Shirley read the young womans blog it might make you think a bit differently ,"or not," about age and sailing .

pam w (139)
Saturday June 12, 2010, 1:28 pm
So--Shirley....what's the cut-off age? Seventeen years, eleven months is too young but eighteen is fine? This young woman has the maturity of people twice her age. She doesn't use drugs, she's well educated (YOU try doing what she's accomplished without intelligence and considerable knowledge of science, oceanography, technology, etc.) and she's an inspiration to other young women.

I'm proud of her.
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