Stand Aside and Let Her Go

>> Monday, December 21, 2009

Laura Dekker, a 14-year old resident of Amsterdam, Holland, is trying to accomplish something I admire greatly:

Sail around the world.

Everyone agrees she can "sail like the devil", but her mom and the court put her in custody and refuse to let her. She's been sailing since she was born and literally was born on a boat and spent the first four years of her life sailing with her dad.

Everyone's freaking out because she's "too young to handle the mental stress of being alone two years".
When no one would let her, Laura ran away and was about to set sail. Until the stupid adults found her and literally dragged her back home. Her lawyer, Peter De Lange, says she has enough experience.
Laura's taking all the safety courses, she knows a boat like the back of her hand. Let her go! Let the girl accomplish her dream and prove this idiotic world that no matter what your age, you can do anything!

People say she's mental. I say she's got guts.

If that Dutch court doesn't have her on the ocean in five months, I bet you anything they're going to have a very angry Celtic Traveler.

And a very peeved Dutch girl.

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story_weaver December 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

Go Dutch Girl!

CheshireCat December 23, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

YEAH!!!! I mean if she was RAISED on a boat, she knows what she's doing and if her mom doesn't want her alone then the mom can go too. GO LAURA!!!

Celtic Traveler December 24, 2009 at 2:36 PM  

Yeah, that's what I mean!
The only problem is she wants to sail ALONE-to defeat a world record.

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