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World`s youngest round-the-world sailor back in UK

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 18:54

Porthsmouth (England): The youngest round-the-world sailor has returned to Britain after charting some 45,000 kilometres.

Thousands cheered as 17-year-old Mike Perham arrived today in Portsmouth.
A Guinness World Records representative has certified Perham is now the youngest person to sail around the world with some assistance. He was 16 when he set off in November and turned 17 in March.

Perham tried to complete the challenge non-stop in his 50-foot racing yacht called but technical problems forced him to be assisted.
Meanwhile, a Dutch court has ordered a 13-year-old girl who plans the same trip be given a psychological assessment to determine her ability to deal with two years of isolation.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 18:54

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