Education/Lectures

Editor's Pick Meet Laura Dekker, the youngest sailor to solo-circumnavigate the globe

Meet Laura Dekker, the youngest sailor to solo-circumnavigate the globe; Thursday, October, 11, 2012

Thursday  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

All are welcome at NESS to hear Laura Dekker, 16, describe her solo circumnavigation aboard GUPPY, a 30-year old 38-foot Jeanneau Ginfizz ketch, on October 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The presentation will include loads of photos from her voyage as well as some exclusive pre-release video - including of species she encountered around the world. Dekker had to cope with weeks of solitude, ocean storms and a fear of pirates while navigating and sailing, all the time trying to keep up with her schoolwork. Dekker covered more than 27,000 nautical miles on a trip which started in St Maarten, from where she set out on January 20th, 2011 and returned in 2012. A recommended contribution will be requested at the door.

Location:
New England Science & Sailing (NESS)
70 Water Street
Stonington, CT 06378

Cost:
free

Contact:
860-535-9362
http://www.nessf.org

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