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)