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Netherlands – Court prohibits sailing trip around the world for thirteen year old Laura Dekker

Laura will not be able to start her planned sailing trip around the world

The dutch girl Laura intended to be the youngest person to sail around the world and set a new record.sailing boatCourts now forbid the parents to permit Laura to begin her adventure. For the next two months Laura’s parents have no custody concerning the sailing trip. Laura’s development stage will be tested end of October to see if she’s fit to endure the strain of the trip. Then Laura would be fourteen and would still be able to set the record. Right now the record-holder is a seventeen old English boy. (uls)