Crossing the Atlantic twice too costly for Perhams
14-year-old Michael Perham, who became the youngest person ever to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month, may have to sell the yacht he used. Tide 28Cheeky Monkeysailed into English Harbour, Antigua at 10am local time on 3 January. The Perhams returned to England soon after, but, it emerged yesterday, they may not be able to afford the £10,000 it would cost to bring the boat back to the country as well.
Family spokesman Kizzi Nkwocha said, ‘It has been a very sad ending to an amazing adventure. The Perhams hoped to bringCheeky Monkeyback to the UK as it is part of British history. But with the costs involved, that’s looking increasingly unlikely.