He will be 17 on Monday

Sailing schoolboy Mike Perham, hoping to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world will be 17 on Monday. Even though delays with his autopilot and rudder have caused major delays in his record attempt he is still on track to achieve it.

He is now on course for Hobart, Tasmania where he will make a stop-over if necessary. His jaunty video appearances on his website appear a little disjointed: that’s because he has to switch the camera on from inside the cabin. After his missive he then has to duck inside again to switch it off.

He is hoping for more funding to improve his communications as schools and colleges are showing a great interest in his voyage but cannot get enough airtime from him.

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