[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/03/art.sunderland.ypwr.jpg caption=”Zac Sunderland, 16, plans to sail around the world in a boat that he and his father fixed up.”]Some dreams, it seems, probably will remain just that: distant, whimsical, cinematic adventures. That’s what you probably think when “sailing around the world” comes to mind. Not so for 16-year-old Zac Sunderland.
Zac wants to set a record for being the youngest person to sail around the world solo, and he hopes to complete the journey before he turns 18. He grew up sailing and is about to set off on a well-researched trip that will take him to Micronesia; Cape Town, South Africa; and through the Panama Canal in a boat he fixed up with his dad.
Throughout his journey, Zac will be blogging. Aside from his dad meeting him at strategic locations along the way, Zac will be alone. He will have a gallon of teriyaki sauce he’s already bought in anticipation of catching his meals, along with malaria drugs, a gurney-like bed and, after it’s all over, he hopes, a record.
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