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Laura Dekker

Movie Review: Maidentrip

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dekker prevailed in court, then set off -- and that is mostly the movie. But what a subject: At 14, Laura Dekker has the poise, confidence, fearlessness and skill of someone two or three times her age.

Teen Sailor Ends Year-Long Trip Around The World

AP | By JUDY FITZPATRICK | Posted 03.22.2012 | Home

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- Laura Dekker set a steady foot aboard a dock in St. Maarten on Saturday, ending a yearlong voyage aboard a sailboat named ...

Teen On Final Leg Of Sailing Around The World Solo

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM — Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker is nearing the finish of her solo sailing trip around the world almost the same way she began it &...

40 Amazing Teens Who Broke Barriers In 2011

Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Who says teens can't change the world? Here at HuffPost High School, we hear stories of amazing teens that are doing great things every day. Across t...

16-Year-Old Crossed Indian Ocean, Close To Breaking World Solo Sailing Record

ABC News | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Last year, Aussie 16-year-old Jessica Watson sailed around the world solo. The same year, American Abby Sunderland, also 16, made it from California t...

Laura Dekker, Teen Sailor On Solo Voyage, Reaches St. Maarten

AP | JUDY FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — A 15-year-old Dutch sailor on Sunday completed the longest leg so far of her attempted circumnavigation of the globe,...

Laura Dekker, Teenage Dutch Sailor, Sets Off To Cross Atlantic

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker said she is setting off to cross the Atlantic Ocean in her yacht, the most challengin...

Laura Dekker, Dutch Teen, Sets Sail In Secrecy On Solo Trip Around The World

AP | FILIPE BENTO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTIMAO, Portugal — A 14-year-old Dutch sailor departed in secrecy from Gibraltar Saturday on her quest to become the youngest person to sail s...

Laura Dekker, Teen Sailor, Sets Sail

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

AMSTERDAM — She's not afraid of pirates. She's packed plenty of school books. And she's going to miss her family and her dog, Spot. Fourteen-ye...

Laura Dekker, Teen Sailor, Will Leave On Wednesday To Circumnavigate The World

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

AMSTERDAM — Teen sailor Laura Dekker says she will leave the Netherlands on Wednesday in her quest to become the youngest to circumnavigate the ...

14-Year-Old Dutch Sailor Gets OK For Risky Solo World Trip

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIDDELBURG, Netherlands — The new cushions, sunshade and bright red sail are in place. And now 14-year-old Laura Dekker has the go-ahead she nee...

Laura Dekker Too Young For Round-The-World Sail, Rules Dutch Court

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UTRECHT, Netherlands — A Dutch court ruled Friday that 14-year-old Laura Dekker was still too inexperienced to be allowed to set off on her quest to...

Laura Dekker FOUND: Missing Sailor Found In Caribbean

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Police confirmed Sunday they have tracked down 14-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker in the Caribbean territory of St. ...