Meet the Youngest Person To Sail Solo Around the World
In 2010, Laura Dekker, a 14-year-old Dutch girl, tried to become the youngest person to successfully sail around the world. She’d already been held up for over a year by Dutch authorities who thought it was unsafe, but in 2012, she finally completed her circumnavigation.
Jillian Schlesinger, a filmmaker, managed to follow her for much of the trip, and has now turned the voyage into a feature-length documentary called Maidentrip.
This video is just a short clip from the movie, but it features fantastic footage of Dekker sailing into French Polynesia and trying to explain to a customs bureaucrat why she doesn’t know when she’ll be leaving the islands: “I don’t know, it’s a sailboat. You go when the wind is good.”