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…
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.
[Den Osse, July 27. Laura Dekker poses for the media on her boat Guppy in Den Osse, south-west Netherlands. Image via AP]
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.
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.
• 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." •
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.