14 Year-Old Boy Aims to Sail the Atlantic Solo.

Meet Michael Perham, a 14-year-old boy who aims to become the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic by all himself:

A 14-year-old boy aims to make history on New Year's Day by becoming the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic single handed. Michael Perham set sail from Gibraltar on Nov 18 and is on course to complete the 3,500-mile journey on Monday, when he docks in Antigua.

He started sailing at the age of seven and came up with the idea of the challenge three years ago after watching footage of a previous world record attempt and because, his mother Heather said yesterday, he "loves a challenge".

Link | Michael's website


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This is fantastic!!!! Yes, as a parent I would worry about my child but I'm sure he is well experienced and familiar with sailboats. I would worry more about any child going about in a city!! Just think what a great learning experience this is for Michael.
To Michael I say "Good on you", have a safe journey and a Happy New Year !!!! Cheers, Wilf.
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It's important to note that his dad will be following him in another boat. I was worried for a minute. Well, not so much worried as shocked that his parents would allow this.
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