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Why a 14-Year-Old Girl Decided to Sail Around the World Alone

Why a 14 Year Old Girl Decided to Sail Around the World Alone Sam Price Waldman The Atlantic

A film follows the journey of Laura Dekker as she attempts to circumnavigate the globe.


In 2010, 14-year-old Laura Dekker took to the seas in her sailboat, Guppy, on a quest to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone.Maidentrip, a forthcoming feature-length documentary, follows Dekker on her voyage, told largely through footage that Dekker shot while at sea. Far from her family and without a support team, Dekker goes where the wind takes her. In an exclusive excerpt of the film above, Dekker sails from French Polynesia to Australia.

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