20 December 2010

Laura Dekker - Back on dry land

Laura Dekker is back on dry land and is pictured here (AP Photo/Judy Fitzpatrick) walking toward the immigration office upon her arrival at St Maarten in the Caribbean on Sunday 19th December 2010.

Laura and Guppy left the Cape Verde Islands off the northwest coast of Africa on the 2nd of December and took 3 weeks to sail 2,200 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean to effectively complete the longest leg of their voyage around the world.

While she is aiming to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world in the long term, Laura is happy to learn that she is the youngest ever to have done the Atlantic crossing solo and unassisted.

Congratulations Laura and Guppy on a fantastic effort and all the best for a most enjoyable stay in the Caribean.


  1. Thanks for the update Sam,
    What a far better place to be than back in Holland...Brrrrrrr.
    Hoo Roo ☺☺☺

  2. G'day Magpie,

    "That Atlantic bit" you mentioned on Dark Gybe turned out to be a piece of p...nothing to worry about after all. Except for the mainsheet block and the wind vane paddle breaking off, it sounds like she had a great trip across.

    Cheer and best wishes for 2011. XX