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Thread: 13 Yr old stopped in RTW Yacht trip by court

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    BBC NEWS | Europe | Dutch sailor girl put under care

    Dutch court makes a 13 year old a ward of court as she attempts to set out on a RTW trip on a Yacht.

    Think it is a good decision as doubt the mental ability of a child to make a decision like this.

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    damn right
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    good move

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    bit of a joke that the recently returned 16 year old solo round the world sailer boy had his daddy and others in a backup boat 100 metres away the whole time.

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    One has to admire the girl and wonder at the parents in equal measure.

    I admire any 13 year old who is so gutsy as to attempt such an endeavour and am baffled at how any parent could agree to putting their baby (and at 13, you're still a baby, lets face it) to such risk.

    Fair play to the judges, it was the only sensible move to make.
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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    Fair play to the kid, but this is the right decision. She can do all this when she is a few years older. And indeed, when she is older and wiser she will appreciate the folly of this action.

    Where the heck were her parents though.

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    her father's name is

    Dick Dekker

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    Its a good ( balanced ) decision.

    I had a look at the US reports of it , expecting some anti-govt
    articles.
    But they are a just copy and paste of the wire service report !
    interesting eh ?

    And the background to the case is interesting too.
    Her parents have already sailed around the world.

    It always amazes how closely childern follow their parents.
    Another example is that some F2 (?) Team is ran by the son of a F1 Team boss
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    Nanny Stateism.
    If she and her parents want to have the world has her playground- who is the State, through the judicary to limit her ambitions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Question R24U View Post
    Nanny Stateism.
    If she and her parents want to have the world has her playground- who is the State, through the judicary to limit her ambitions?
    Em, she's 13 years old, what us folks around here call a child.

    She's hardly looking to go hiking in the polders here.
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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