Dutch 15 year-old solo circumnavigator Laura Dekker arrives in Tahiti

Laura Dekker Sailing

Laura Dekker sailing - on the helm

Laura is on a quest to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world. She departed the Mediterranean in August 2010, sailing a route across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal, and west across  the Pacific to French Polynesia.

Unlike our Jessica Watson, Dekker is in no hurry and is cruising along and stopping off at the various ports.  She has until Sept. 20, 2012, her 17th birthday, to complete her voyage.

Dekker hopes to be in Australia in November.

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