Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sydney-to-Hobart race: Perham and Watson team up

Mike Perham: Hero's welcome when he completed his sailing challenge



Mike PerhamNineteen-year old British yachting ace Mike Perham is teaming up with Australia's record-breaking teenage sailor Jessica Watson in the annual Sydney-to-Hobart blue water classic that starts on 26 December.
Mike Perham was 17 when he became the youngest person to sail solo around the world in 2009, a record trumped by 16-year-old Watson in May 2010.
The adventurer from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire was only 14 when he conquered the Atlantic on his own.
The pair will join the youngest crew ever to compete in the grueling 628-nautical mile (1,160km) race from Sydney to Tasmania, which is one of the toughest ocean events in the world.

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