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Young sailors

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Registered: 02-10-2008

Young sailors


We have just seen a young man - Mike Perham who is now 17 but who was 16 when set on on a circumnavigation of the world, and I am full of admiration and respect for him.
And great to see that the Royal Navy sent a ship and helicopter out to meet him and escort him across the line - maybe they are hoping he will join them ?.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8223760.stm
Now we have a story that a 14 year old Dutch girl wants to do the same and has parental consent - but been stopped by the authorities.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8226196.stm
Whilst 16 may seem very young for someone to do this - Mike Perham seems to have proved it's a good thing, but I must agree with the Dutch authorities that 14 is just too young.