Dutch teenager Dekker sets out for solo voyage
Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old Dutch girl who wants to sail single-handed around the world, set sail for Portugal this morning on board her yacht .
From Portugal, she will set course for the Canary Islands. There she will wait for good weather, possibly until the end of the hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. That could last until December.
Laura Dekker departed from the province of Zeeland at around 09:00 on Wednesday morning. She will sail the first leg of her journey – to Portugal – with her father. This will give her the opportunity to test and possibly then improve the equipment on the .
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