Laura Dekker, the Dutch teenager who recently won a court ruling to allow her to sail around the globe, will launch her trip Saturday from Portugal.
Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old Dutch sailor, hopped onto her boat Wednesday and sailed off from the Netherlands. Laura Dekker hopes to become the youngest person to make a solo voyage around the world.
At 11 a.m. in Sydney Saturday, 16-year-old Australian Jessica Watson will become arguably the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. But critics say her course wasn't long enough to classify as 'around the world.'