Earlier, 14 year-old Laura Dekker received a lot of attention when she got the approval to attempt sailing around the world solo. Her original plan was to start her first leg from Portugal, but due to age restrictions, she went to Gibraltar instead. The Dutch sailor has had a smooth first 48 hours and is currently sailing to the Canary Islands. While sailing on her 37.5 feet, red Jeanneau yacht, Dekker plans to stop at dozens of ports to visit family and catch up on schoolwork. Those interested in yachting can find a great deal of information of different yacht manufacturers that are available.