Originally Posted by Tellie
I'm not saying 16 is too young and good luck to her. Personally these things strike me more as stunts backed by adults whose motives I'd be more interested to know about. Solo crossings are not new, that barrier has been reached long ago by many people. But I'm curious as to know. Where is the age limit when people start to say enough?
From Zac's website:
"But even in triumph, Sunderland was already conscious of his commercial
appeal. He sailed into the harbor with his 36-foot vessel Intrepid weighted down by flags
of many of the 50-plus sponsors of his trip. He wore a specially designed shirt with his sponsor
logos, which his father, Laurence, delivered to him the night before during a stop in Emerald Bay."
So yes, the adults involved are in it for the money
, but then without their up-front cash "investments" to get Zac ready for the trip (and provide the support along the way), maybe it would not have taken place, and most definitely not have progressed in such a timely manner.
Some might choose a less commercial
approach, but again that's a question for the adults to ponder.