Today in Youth Who Make Us Feel Lazy: 16-Year-Old Girl Sails Around…


Raise your hand if your biggest accomplishment this weekend was making it out of bed in time to meet your friends for brunch. Actually, it doesn't even matter if you ran a freaking marathon today, you're still probably not as impressive as 16-year-old Laura Dekker—who sailed into St. Maarten harbor yesterday after… » 1/22/12 8:45pm 1/22/12 8:45pm

Teen's Try For Sailing Record Complicated By Mother, Competing Sailor

Contrary to earlier reports, 13-year-old Laura Dekker's mother says she doesn't want her daughter to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Australian Jessica Watson, set sail today in pursuit of the same record. [AP, SMH] » 9/08/09 12:30pm 9/08/09 12:30pm