Friday, June 18, 2010

Should 16 year-old be allowed to sail oceans alone?

Abby Sunderland was sailing alone in the Indian Ocean with her parents blessing. Should they have allowed this?

Parents criticized for teen's solo voyage (

Abby is a 'life-long sailor'. She can handle her boat with the best of them. And while I haven't had a sit-down chat with her, hearing her talk on news shows it is obvious she is more mature than the typical 16 year-old. Go Abby!

UPDATE: Another sailor, younger (14 years old), is heading out to sea. Laura Dekker heads out to sea again (Christian Science Monitor)

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