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‘Soul Surfer’ Team Show ‘True Spirit’ with Jessica Watson Sailing Story
by Pretty Tough
posted August 21, 2012 at 8:32am

In 2010, 16 year-old Australian Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted. Her feat is now being turned into a feature film courtesy of Soul Surfer producer Brookwell McNamara Entertainment and Oz&rsqu...more

Laura Dekker Sails On
by Draft Day Suit
posted December 20, 2009 at 9:08pm

Laura Dekker, 14, was born on a boat and apparently still just wants to sail. Go ahead and tell her she can’t. She’ll do it anyway. Authorities in Dekker’s hometown of Utrecht, Netherlands, told her in October that she couldn’t attempt the saili...more

Update on Jessica Watson: “I Feel Like the Luckiest Girl in the World!”
by Cool Adventure Girls!
posted December 15, 2009 at 12:15pm

A couple of months ago, I reported about 16-year-old Jessica Watson, the ambitious Australian who set off to become the youngest person to sail around the world — solo and unassisted. According to her blog, she is doing well: “I can honestly say th...more

Jessica Watson sets sail on her solo voyage around the world
by Sports Girls Play
posted October 19, 2009 at 10:57am

Jessica Watson, of Australia, is one courageous 16-year old!! She set sail Sunday, October 18 from Sydney, Australia on her journey to become the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the World. You can read more about Jessica’s...more

Abby Sunderland, 15, plans to sail around the world and break brother’s record
by Pretty Tough
posted September 21, 2009 at 3:40pm

Young sailors around the world are trying to break records. Thirteen-year-old Laura Dekker in the Netherlands is currently fighting the courts to set sail.  And Australia’s Jessica Watson, 16,  is preparing for a September launch aboard a 34-foot boat...more

Dutch teen in battle to sail around the world
by Pretty Tough
posted August 26, 2009 at 8:36pm

I came across an interesting article about a thirteen-year-old girl who wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Laura Dekker was born in New Zealand while her parents were on a round-the-world sailing trip and spent the first f...more

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