Teenage circumnavigation saga continues
Dec 22, 2009
Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old Dutch sailor who was barred by a Dutch court from setting out on a solo circumnavigation and who went missing from her home in the Netherlands has been found in the Caribbean and sent home
. Police located the teenager on the island of St. Maarten. Dekker had left her home and her boat in the Netherlands. Dekker reportedly has joint Dutch and New Zealand citizenship and some observers have suggested she may be attempting to begin her solo round the world trip from New Zealand.