Saturday, July 18, 2009

I'm Sailing, I'm Sailing

Teen becomes youngest to sail solo around world

(CNN) -- A Southern California teenager has serious bragging rights: After docking back in his home state late Thursday morning, Zac Sunderland, 17, can claim to be the youngest person to sail around the world alone.

Sunderland was greeted with thunderous applause and congratulations as he arrived at Marina del Rey in his 36-foot sailboat.

"It's kind of crazy to have it done now because, I mean, for the past year I've been just fighting for the next ocean, fighting to get back. And now I'm back so it's amazing," he said.

The teen acknowledged the 27,500-mile voyage wasn't easy. He told CNN that pirates off the coast of Indonesia gave him quite a scare.

If that was one of our teens (not likley, they get lost in our home town) I know the first thing my bride would say would be "Good job now get your haircut".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think my husband would like to do this- sail around the world. He has the skills, and has been reading about a guy who did this in the early 1920s. Can you believe it? Without cell phones or computers or GPS or any of that stuff. Amazing! If I were this kid's mom I would have been calling him on the cell every day and evening!