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Teen Sailor Completes Longest Leg Of Trip Around World

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Teen Sailor Reaches Completes Leg Of Trip Around World

The 15-year-old Dutch sailor, Laura Dekker, who is on a solo trip around the world completed the longest leg of her voyage by reaching St. Maarten.

She says that she’s not used to being on land quite yet:

"It's really weird. It's not moving and not bouncy. I don't think I can live in a house at the moment."

The Dutch teenager started her trip in Gibraltar on Aug. 21 and spent a couple months in the Canary Islands waiting for the hurricane season to end.

This kid is incredible! We were just learning to drive at 15, and she’s sailing around the world!!

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Dutch Teen Sailor Sets Off To Cross Atlantic

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Dutch Teen Sailor Sets Off To Cross Atlantic

When we were teenagers we spent most afternoons eating Oreos in front of the TV!

Laura Dekker, a Dutch 15-year-old, is setting off to cross the Atlantic Ocean in her yacht, which is another step in her goal to sail around the world one ocean at a time.

Dekker hopes to make the 2,532-mile trek from the Cape Verde Islands to the Caribbean Island of St. Maarten in three weeks.

We’re sort of scared for her!

Stay safe, bb! Don’t cut any corners!!

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