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Laura Dekker

Laura Dekker, at the Hiswa Boat Fair, Amsterdam in 2011
Born (1995-09-20) 20 September 1995 (age 21)
Whangarei, New Zealand
Nationality Dutch
New Zealander
Occupation Sailor
Known for The youngest person to sail solo around the world, with stops
Spouse(s) Daniël Thielmann (m. 2015)[1]
Parent(s) Dick Dekker
Babs Müller

When I'm not surfing or sailing, I am to be found at the harbour working on my boat.
Laura Dekker
I grew up sailing in the North Sea.
I really like boats. If you want to go somewhere, you just take your house with you.
Laura Dekker
I'm still not used to the idea of being the youngest circumnavigator.
I was four when I first stood at the helm on my own.

I grew up sailing in the North Sea.
My parents have sailed around the world; they know what can happen and that it's not always fun, but because I want to do it so much, they agreed and supported me.
Laura Dekker
At sea, I feel comfortable and I come to rest.
I want simply to learn about the world and live freely.
I follow my own head. And if I'm determined to do something, then I'll make sure that I make it happen.
Laura Dekker
As soon as I get on my boat, something inside me changes. Then I really feel what living is.
Laura Dekker
I am not going to say much about the film 'Maidentrip,' but I won't be representing it, as I am not fully standing behind it.
Laura Dekker
Over a period of 11 months, I was constantly afraid that Youth Care would lock me up. It was all a frightening and traumatic experience. So often, these terrible memories come to me. I can't ignore them.
Laura Dekker
I do not often get lonely, and I never get bored.
In England, I met a couple who run a children's home. They were very kind and showed me many nice spots in England.
Laura Dekker
It was really weird dealing with the media. I had no idea how to handle it.
Laura Dekker
As a 13-year-old girl, it was never my intention to be the center of world news.
Laura Dekker
All the media are horrible.
Since I was 10 years old, I knew I wanted to sail around the world.
I love my parents. But they have their life, and I have mine.
A house is kind of scary.