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Old 19-11-2010, 15:06   #1
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Laura Dekker En Route to the Caribbean

After waiting in the Canaries for hurrican season to wind down, Laura Dekker has embarked on her passage across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. After about three months in the Canaries, 14 year-old Laura set out for the Cape Verde Islands a week ago Wednesday, arriving six days later. Here's a link to her website, and from there you can access her blog: http://www.lauradekker.nl/English/Home.html

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So I take it she's another one after a place in the record books....
longest stop overs.....
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So I take it she's another one after a place in the record books....
longest stop overs.....
She seems to have stiff competition for that record with markj
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i wish my parents had sent me off on a yacht when i was that age,hope my kids dont see this post,they have allready have done nearly 2 circumnavigations,having to supply them both with yachts and paying for them to sail around the world would really break the bank.
please moderater block this thread(if my kids see it i could soon be broke)
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Well done Laura.... I see Jongerts one of the sponsers... nice boats.
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luv me some Laura... go go go grrrl!!
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Thought I was the only one following her.Do not going for a record most have decided it will not count.BEST LAURA.marc
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Well done, Laura. And especially well done for bucking the trend and getting international recognition for a cruiser-like fun way to circumnavigate:

"I've not really a plan. I just want to be in the Panama Canal in May, April, so until that time I will cross the islands, I think."

Laura's got it exactly right.
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I'm jealous! Great for her!!
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Does this mean she has beaten MarkJ across?
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beaten by a girl,she probably doesnt drink,smoke,only eats sandwiches,no contest,and half the price
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Does this mean she has beaten MarkJ across?
If I couldn't out-sail her, maybe I can out-finance her?

Sorry, thats an jerkish thing to say, but I do think theres a lot to cruising, and a big part of it is having worked a life to pay for a few years of enjoyment.

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My repairs only cost US$1667


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