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New Boat!


Another supermaramu millenium

Wilmington, North Carolina

Abby Rounds Cape Horn - her blog

I rounded Cape Horn today!!

Testing Route Map

     Exciting times in January.  I'm loading  positions, ports and points of interest into the map editor. It's like sea trials - -see trails -- preparing for the launch. I hope it will be running for you by the end of this dreary, windy month..

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Dutch Court Cuts Laura Dekker a Break

The Dutch family court has decide to leave Laura Dekker in her father's custody rather than put her in a group home. The authorities have also told her that barring other developments, she will be allowed to leave on her planned two-year voyage next summer, before she turns 15.

     This turn of events will return Laura to the road of hope for her circumnavigation, rather than treating her like another runaway. Dutch newspapers reported that Laura "jumped a hole in the sky" at the news.

Laura Dekker, safe but sound?


What happened to Laura Dekker?

Dutch police say teenager who fought for right to sail solo around world is missing
December 20th, 2009

Closer to Beta

 Excitement here. Dan sent me the alpha version of the GoogleEarth app to map our trip. It's going to be so much fun for you to play with. Well, the beta version, after I input a lot of information. But, still, anticipation is fun, too.

Coming to a Website Near You: New GoogleEarth App

       Great news forthcoming this advent season. Jubilee! Software is creating a cutting edge application for GoogleEarth that lets you check out any part of Delos' five-year sailing journey -- well, the geography, anyway.