Friday, July 17, 2009

Around the world at 17

I can sail 100 yards from shore and feel isolated after only a couple of hours, so I cannot begin to imagine what Zac Sunderland felt like two days, six weeks, or eight months into his solo sail around the world - a 13 month journey that ended successfully yesterday when Zac arrived in his home port of Marina del Rey, California.

While Zac isn't the first person to solo circumnavigate the globe, he is the youngest on record; in fact, he's the first under 18 to sail around the world alone. Congrats, Zac - you did it!

An amazing journey has come to an end, but you can read all the details at Zac's website where he shared blog posts along every step of the way, and view videos like this shot from his yacht Intrepid.


  1. An awesome thing to do at any age, but especially so young. Amazing!! I give that "kid" all the credit in the world!

  2. Anonymous17 July, 2009

    I would say that what defines a person to become a man would be something along these lines... after such a feat as this, i think he deserves to be called a man... So many other cultures have experiences for the young to experience to come into passing... This was not only amazing because he did accomplish his goal but it reaffirmed the true meaning of what an "American" is... so many people collectively gave of their time to help someone else reach a dream... to have that ultimate freedom is such a gift... God bless Zac and his family... in all of their endeavours...