The 14 year old who sailed 27,000 miles around the globe solo – breath-taking & inspiring

Breath-taking & inspiring

Laura Dekker had one dream at the age of 14, and that was to sail around the world.

Two years and 27,000 miles later, Laura became the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the planet solo.

After watching Maidentrip, it is clear that this is simply who Laura is: she decides on something and then she does it. Her determination got her though a ten-month court battle with her home country of The Netherlands in which policy makers strongly disapproved of her proposed expedition. A child of the sea, being born on a boat and having spent most of her youth sailing local waters, Laura ultimately won the battle, raised her own money, and embarked on one of the greatest oceanic feats in history.

Perhaps the most thrilling part of it all is that Laura didn’t even care if she won the title or even if she completed the trip; for her it was simply all about the journey. It’s on Netflix (Don’t watch pirated version on YouTube)

Author: Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

Now I write, teach and coach mainly about 21stC 'interfaith as inter-spirituality' - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. . As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating primarily on 'inter-spirituality'. . In the past I would have said that: . 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. . 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. . 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. . 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. . 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" . Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). . All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult and Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

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