• Age and sail; to young to old?

    Here in Australia we have this 16 yr female who wants to sail the world solo, From what has been said in the papers nd such she has taken on a bulk carrier, Whats next? Don't get me wrong I admire her pluck, BUT is she ready emotionally,? educated enough for the sea and all that will come her way? can she navigate by star nd sun? carry out... show more
    Here in Australia we have this 16 yr female who wants to sail the world solo, From what has been said in the papers nd such she has taken on a bulk carrier, Whats next? Don't get me wrong I admire her pluck, BUT is she ready emotionally,? educated enough for the sea and all that will come her way? can she navigate by star nd sun? carry out repairs on rigging nd other necessary life support systems? At her age I was still learning and that after 4 years of hard sailing. I did my first trans pacific at 17, god what a trip. I really think she should put more time into learning basic seamanship nd such, and NOT TRY TO BEAT THE AGE CLOCK THING.
    4 answers · Boats & Boating · 9 years ago