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Video of the Week: Laura Dekker Documentary

Sailing movies and documentaries tend to be largely unimpressive, but Laura Dekker’s own videos from her circumnavigation have been spun into a new documentary that will hopefully break that mold. Check out this exclusive clip from Jillian Schlesinger’s documentary “Maidentrip,” following Dutch 14-year-old … Continue reading

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Laura Dekker on Last Leg to New Zealand

Remember Laura Dekker, the 16-year-old, no-fuss Dutch sailor who circumnavigated the world in spite of her government’s best efforts to prevent it? Laura’s long-held dream to desert The Netherlands out of distaste for how they treated her, in favor of … Continue reading

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Dekker Becomes Youngest to Solo Circumnavigate the World

Kudos to Laura Dekker! With determination, strength and capability, she achieved a dream that many never will, no matter their age. The Dutch teenager finished her solo sailing journey around the world late last week in good spirits, despite endless … Continue reading

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Laura Dekker Sets Out on Last Leg of Circumnavigation

We have to admit, we’re truly impressed…Laura Dekker has nearly completed a circumnavigation with a strength and focus that not many adults exhibit. We wish her fair winds on the final leg of her world tour. Laura Dekker, the Dutch/New … Continue reading

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Dekker Rounds Cape Point in 50 Knot Winds

We’re not sure why on such a short passage, Laura Dekker hadn’t looked for a better weather window to round this treacherous area, but luckily she made it through unscathed despite the gnarly conditions. Laura Dekker, 16-year-old Dutch/New Zealand solo … Continue reading

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Dekker Arrives Safely in South Africa

Early last month we reported on Laura Dekker’s departure from Australia on a secret route for the next leg of her record attempt as youngest person to solo-circumnavigate the world. Well, on Monday, Dekker reappeared safe and sound in Durban, … Continue reading

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Dekker Sets Out on Most Dangerous Leg of Voyage

It’s hard to believe this picture is for real! The irony is not lost on us that just days before Laura Dekker set off on the most dangerous leg of her circumnavigation, she cheerfully celebrated her 16th birthday with a … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Laura Dekker?

After much hulabaloo about whether she should be able to venture around the world on her own, Laura Dekker has been circumnavigating with little fanfare. It’s coming up on a year since Dutch solo sailor Laura Dekker, now 15, left … Continue reading

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