I've been following the progress of sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson as she attempts to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Now it appears that another contender has entered the race. Her name is Abigail (Abby) Sunderland. Her brother Zac held the record for a whole two months before another teenager, who was two months younger, took the title from him.
This story is interesting on a number of fronts. Jessica is almost half-way through her journey. If both girls complete the trip, Abby will take the title because she is five months younger than Jessica. Either way both girls are winners in my mind, and I wish them both the best of luck.
You can follow both girls' journey through the links below: