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One With the Water

The Voyage Around the World by Laura Dekker at Age 14– 16

ByMichael Schemmann

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Everyone of age who saw the daily news in 2010 - 2012 remembers the headline: "A 14 year old girl is sailing around the world alone," the Netherland's Child Protective Agency speechless and all worked up to stop her by putting her into a foster home, chaining her boat to the dock... but then she wins her battle in court, leaves via Gibraltar under British law, and makes it to St. Martin, then the Panama Canal, across the Pacific to Darwin, Australia, the Indian Ocean to Durban, South Africa being on the open ocean alone for 48 days, comes into a horrendous storm and finally arrives in Cape Town, her Dad calling her on VHF with a weak nearly crying voice, "Guppy, do you copy?" The book is a must see and read. Laura Dekker is a sailing instructor now for kids, and a motivational speaker. Her message: Young people, meaning children, can do a lot more than their parents can ever think or allow.

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Publication Date
Mar 12, 2023
Language
English
Category
Travel & Adventure
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Michael Schemmann

Specifications

Pages
224
Binding
Case Wrap
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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