setting sail at 16
Sixteen-year-old Zac Sunderland set sail two weeks ago, by himself, in hopes of becoming the youngest solo circumnavigator around the world. Don’t worry, he’s calling his mom about twice a day so he’s fine even if he is climbing all the way up the mast during crazy swells and letting the boat sail itself while he sleeps at night.
He’s basically been raised deeply immersed in the sailing culture, having been brought ‘home’ from the hospital to his parent’s boat then spent many days underway with his family sailing to port after exotic port.
Zac’s documenting his (hopefully) historic trip on his blog at http://www.zacsunderland.com/blog/.
Here’s a video from a Ventura County Star photographer covering Zac’s story.
If you have a question for Zac, you can e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s answering questions in just about every post.