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

Abby Sunderland Defends Herself On Morning Television

Teen sailor Abby Sunderland appeared on The Today Show this morning to discuss her failed attempt to sail around the world and defend her decision to keep on sailing. » 6/30/10 12:00pm 6/30/10 12:00pm

Sail Away

"Lonely is the word for a Friday night with nowhere to go, sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself...I feel like the luckiest girl in the world," wrote 16-year-old sailor Jessica Watson, now two months into her record-breaking journey. [SydneyMorningHerald] » 12/14/09 10:40am 12/14/09 10:40am

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