17-year-old Briton sails around the world

Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 19:08

London: A 17-year-old British sailor has
become the youngest person to sail around the world without
assistance.

British sailor Mike Perham grabbed the solo record after
completing the 45,000-kilometre trip in nine months and
crossed the finish line today in Cornwall, in southern
England.

Perham`s team says he finished the trip in a 15-meter
racing yacht Totallymoney.com at approximately 9.55 am. The
teen set off in November 2008.

Perham is a few months younger than Zac Sunderland, a
17-year-old from Thousand Oaks, California, who completed a
similar trip in July in 13 months.

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First Published: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 19:08

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