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


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

The Latest Young Sailor Starts Global Journey

After receiving the go ahead from courts, fourteen-year-old Laura Dekker set out today for Portugal, from where she intends to begin her round-the-world solo sail. Dekker hopes to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. » 8/04/10 10:17am 8/04/10 10:17am

Meet The Adventure Teen, Object Of Ongoing Fascination

Teen sailor Laura Dekker's mother has given her the go-ahead for a round-the-world trip. But the state still says no — so why is this news? I think it has something to do with the allure of the Adventure Teen. » 7/19/10 1:45pm 7/19/10 1:45pm

Update: Laura Dekker, 14-Year-Old Sailor, Found On St. Martin

14-year-old sailor Laura Dekker, who went missing on Friday, has reportedly been found alive on the island of St. Martin, according to The Australian. No word yet on how she reached St. Martin from her home in the Netherlands. [Australian] » 12/20/09 5:30pm 12/20/09 5:30pm

14-Year-Old Dutch Sailor Laura Dekker Goes Missing

Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old sailor from the Netherlands who famously lost her battle to sail around the world alone earlier this year, has now gone missing, and authorities say they do not believe it was a crime. » 12/20/09 12:30pm 12/20/09 12:30pm

Laura Dekker Placed Under State Guardianship

A Dutch court has ruled that 14-year-old Laura Dekker is too inexperienced to sail around the world. Dekker hoped to become the youngest person to sail the globe solo, but child protection authorities say she will have to wait. [NYT] » 10/30/09 9:40am 10/30/09 9:40am

Former Victim Sues Men Caught With Child Porn • Obama Daughters Not Yet…

• A 20-year-old woman is seeking restitution for pornographic videos made of her when she was eight years old. The abuse was committed and filmed by her uncle, and the resulting videos became "Internet child porn classics." • » 10/26/09 5:40pm 10/26/09 5:40pm

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

Teen Taken Into State Custody For Trying To Sail Around World

13-year-old Laura Dekker wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, a goal her parents support. But today, Dutch authorities put her in temporary state custody while psychologists assess whether she should be allowed to go. » 8/28/09 1:40pm 8/28/09 1:40pm