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Old 26-04-2012, 19:51   #421
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I couldn't get on the site without a password but it was fun being able to know what it said-even though I don't read German (much-some semi-bad words learned as a child from dad's friends doesn't really count for much Websites are all similar.
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Re: Laura Dekker's Circumnavigation

Well, Bruno is easy on the eyes.
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Well, Bruno is easy on the eyes.
So, you would say Laura has good taste in men? At least for the exterior package. Most all musicians I've met are rather decent on the inside too.

When are you going to post your avatar at full res? It looks good from the small res.
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Old 27-04-2012, 05:06   #424
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I couldn't get on the site without a password but it was fun being able to know what it said-even though I don't read German (much-some semi-bad words learned as a child from dad's friends doesn't really count for much Websites are all similar.
It's Dutch, not German.
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Old 27-04-2012, 06:33   #425
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It's Dutch, not German.
Oops! It's Greek to me. .
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Old 27-04-2012, 06:44   #426
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So, you would say Laura has good taste in men? At least for the exterior package. Most all musicians I've met are rather decent on the inside too.
Just because they're traveling together doesn't mean it has to be a "taste in men" thing. But either way, none of our business.

Looks like she's still having a fantastic adventure. Going back to schoolwork when she hits NZ has to feel like an anticlimactic destination.

I wonder if she'll attend a normal school where she'll need a hall pass to use the bathroom and a note from her parents to go on a field trip.
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Oops! It's Greek to me. .
OK. Here is an English fanpage.

Zeilmeisje Laura Dekker | Facebook
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Just because they're traveling together doesn't mean it has to be a "taste in men" thing. But either way, none of our business.

Looks like she's still having a fantastic adventure. Going back to schoolwork when she hits NZ has to feel like an anticlimactic destination.

I wonder if she'll attend a normal school where she'll need a hall pass to use the bathroom and a note from her parents to go on a field trip.
not if she goes to school in holland. young kids(8-14) even have their own bars in amsterdam. much different school system. lots more freedom and way more rigorous education.
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Re: Laura Dekker's Circumnavigation

Bruno, Laura's crew, played with the Shelter Belter's for Cinco de Mayo last night at the Shelter Bay Marina. The good folks at the marina haven't posted yet about the gig, but here is some early work of Bruno.
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Tomorrow Laura will go through the Panama Canal once again.

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Laura Dekker: Segel-Genie oder Seenotfall?

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Laura Dekker: Segel-Genie oder Seenotfall? - Kopp-Verlag
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Re: Laura Dekker's Circumnavigation

Going by a babelfish translation (which delightfully renders Kindergärtnern "child gardners") the article seems a mish-mash of reasonable scepticism and conspiracy nutter type stuff.

On the reasonable side we have, to what extent is it a solo voyage when she had help with the boat at 14 stops along the way, and even broke off for a flight home (which IIRC was precisely what stopped Zac Sunderland's voyage being accepted for the Guinness book of records as they didn't consider it a circumnavigation but two half-circle voyages).

On the nutter side we have stuff like, she wasn't really alone, as how could the boat maintain its course whilst she's asleep unless there was someone else on board to steer it for her? Evidently they haven't heard of wind vanes etc. nor taken account of the fact that a solo sailor would only sleep for short periods between checking up on things.
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Looking into it a bit further, it seems the website in question (Kopp Verlag) is in fact a conspiracy theory type site which also questions stuff like the moon landings, so the article perhaps shouldn't be taken too seriously!
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Here's a radio interview with Laura in St. Martin

http://j.mp/gnH3vr
Thank you for the interview. I will like to hear more about the technical part of the voyager, and brand name of the bout.
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Looking into it a bit further, it seems the website in question (Kopp Verlag) is in fact a conspiracy theory type site which also questions stuff like the moon landings, so the article perhaps shouldn't be taken too seriously!
Not when you just can ask Nick (S/V Jedi), if Laura arrived last year in Panama at the Shelter Bay Marina alone, which she did, and he and Josie cooked her a Dutch-Indian dinner aboard Jedi. This year a different story, but since she already completed her solo circumnavigation, having a crew the 2nd time through the canal is just fine.
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