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17-year-old sails around the world

 FILE -  This is a Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 file photo of young British sailor Mike Perham, who was then 14-years-old , raises his fist in the air, upo...
 FILE -  This is a Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 file photo of young British sailor Mike Perham, who was then  14-years-old , smiles  upon his arrival to St...

Netherlands Young Sailor

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 file photo of young British sailor Mike Perham, who was then 14-years-old , raises his fist in the air, upo...

Netherlands Young Sailor

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 file photo of young British sailor Mike Perham, who was then 14-years-old , smiles upon his arrival to St...

A 17-year-old British sailor has become the youngest person to sail around the world without assistance.
British sailor Mike Perham grabbed the solo record after completing the 28,000-mile (45,000-kilometer) trip in nine months and crossed the finish line Thursday in Cornwall, in southern England.
Perham's team says he finished the trip in a 50-foot (15-meter) racing yacht Totallymoney.com at approximately 9.55 a.m. The teen set off in November 2008.
Perham is a few months younger than Zac Sunderland, a 17-year-old from Thousand Oaks, California, who completed a similar trip in July in 13 months.


Updated : 2021-06-24 07:30 GMT+08:00