Laura Dekker’s presentation coming up soon on October 12, at 1900h at the Scottish Cultural Center in Vancouver is almost sold out! So, if you are planning on attending this presentation, get your tickets now, online at BCA’s website!
Laura Dekker is brought to you by the Lower Mainland Yacht Cooperative and the Bluewater Cruising Association. Laura was born on a boat in 1995 in New Zealand. By the age of 11, she was an accomplished sailor and bought her first boat with her own money, a Hurley 700. She took off from Holland and sailed across the North Sea on her own to England. After that trip, she knew she wanted to sail around the world. The Dutch government tried to stop her but she was determined and after a long battle at the age of 14 with the blessings of her parents, she set off on her journey to sail solo around the world.
When she arrived in Saint Maarten aboard her 38 ft ketch Guppy on January 21, 2012, she was 16 years old and had completed 27,000 miles. She had achieved her dream and become the youngest person to circumnavigate the Globe.
Laura wrote a book “One Girl, One Dream” about her adventure and a movie, “Maidentrip” was released in 2013 from the video logs Laura kept of her trip. Laura lives with her husband Daniel in her birth country of New Zealand. She has now logged over 36,000. Having earned her Yachtmaster Ocean qualification she does yacht deliveries, sails when she can, skippers for races, continues to write her blog, and travels the world for speaking engagements.
Tickets: $ 10.00 Online only