Laura Dekker: b. 1995; Laura Dekker is a Dutch sailor. In 2009, she announced her plan to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. Due to the objections of the local authorities, she was prevented from departing while under custody of her parents. In 2010, a Dutch court ended this custody, and the record breaking attempt finally began that year. Dekker successfully completed the journey, arriving at Sint Maarten, in 2012.