16 Year Old Sails for Solo Sailing Record

ABC (link) reports on 16 year old Jessica Watson’s departure on her attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world.  You can decide if you want to bring this one up with your kids.  On one hand it would be a major accomplishment for someone so young but I would not want my kids attempting it.  There has been a lot of pressure on the parents to stop their daughter from attempting such a dangerous trip but they are confident that she is competent enough of a sailor to complete the journey.  In the Netherlands a 13-year old was put under state care to temporarily stall her attempt for a similar trip (BBC link).  Jessica Watson’s website

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