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SORRY _ THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Join us for an evening with Laura Dekker, the youngest person to circumnavigate the Globe. .  Come meet this amazing young sailor and learn about her amazing experiences aboard "Guppy".  Laura will also have signed copies of her book "One Girl, One Dream" available for purchase. There is a limit of 200 seats for this event. To buy tickets, click the register button below.

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7:00 PM
Where: Scottish Cultural Centre
8886 Hudson St
Vancouver, British Columbia 
Presenter: Laura Dekker
Contact: Ken Gillstrom

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 Special Speakers Event - Laura Dekker

Wednesday October 12, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Scottish Cultural Centre

The Lower Mainland Yacht Cooperative and the Bluewater Cruising Association Vancouver Chapter are pleased to present an evening with Laura Dekker on October 12th, 2016.  Come meet this amazing young sailor and learn about her amazing experiences aboard "Guppy".  Laura will have signed copies of her book available for purchase. 

Laura Dekker was born on a boat in 1995 in New Zealand.  By the age of 11, she was an accomplished sailor and bought her first boat with her own money, a Hurley 700.  She took off from Holland and sailed across the North Sea on her own to England.  After that trip, she knew she wanted to sail around the world.  The Dutch government tried to stop her but she was determined and after a long battle at the age of 14 with the blessings of her parents, she set off on her journey to sail solo around the world. 

When she arrived in Saint Maarten aboard her 38 ft ketch "Guppy" on January 21st, 2012, she was 16 years old and had completed 27,000 miles.  She had achieved her dream and become the youngest person to circumnavigate the Globe. 

Laura wrote a book "One Girl, One Dream" about her adventure and a movie, "Maidentrip" was released in 2013 from the video logs Laura kept of her trip.  Laura lives with her husband Daniel in her birth country of New Zealand.  She has now logged over 36,000. Having earned her Yachtmaster Ocean qualification she does yacht deliveries, sails when she can, skippers for races, continues to write her blog, and travels the world for speaking engagements.  

Tickets: $ 10.00 

Members will have one week to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public. There is a limit of 200 seats at SCC.

Tickets must be purchased online by clicking the REGISTER button on this page


Event night:
Doors open at 7:00pm.  Presentation starts at 7:30 sharp.
Laura will present a short video of her travels followed by a presentation with a question and answer period  




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