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Solo sailor inspiration!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

From my favorite magazine, The Week:

Youngest sailor completes solo journey around the world

Zac Sunderland has become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe alone. Only 16½ when he set forth from Marina del Rey, Calif., in June 2008 aboard a 36-foot sloop, he returned last week after 13 months to become the first person ever to complete the solo journey before his 18th birthday. “I think society puts young people in a box—people 15, 16, 17—and does not expect them to do much but go to high school and play football and stuff like that,” Sunderland said. “This just shows they can do a lot more with some strong ambition and desire.”

I found this so inspiring, especially Sunderland’s quote at the end. And part of the reason Sunderland was able to take his journey is that he’d already completed all of his advanced math classes! 😉

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