Boy sailor Michael Perham passes another milestone
BOY sailor Michael Perham was today (Thursday) celebrating another milestone on his epic global voyage. The 17-year-old from Potters Bar has passed Cape Leeuwin on the south-west corner of Australia en-route to setting a world record. Michael, of Oakroyd
BOY sailor Michael Perham was today (Thursday) celebrating another milestone on his epic global voyage.
The 17-year-old from Potters Bar has passed Cape Leeuwin on the south-west corner of Australia en-route to setting a world record.
Michael, of Oakroyd Avenue, is hoping to become the youngest person in the world to circumnavigate the globe single-handed.
Dad Peter, 49, said: "This cape represents an important milestone for Mike as it ticks off another one of the five capes which he must pass on his route around the world."
You may also want to watch:
After problems with the autopilot on board his Open 50 Racing yacht, Michael has been forced to stop three times during his adventure, in Portugal, Gran Canaria and Cape Town.
But no stranger to breaking world records, the teenager became the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic unaided at the age of 14.
- 1 Stay vigilant say police after man allegedly seen trying car door handles
- 2 University of Hertfordshire hit by cyber attack
- 3 'Iconic' new statue of Ebenezer Howard unveiled
- 4 Explosive new Fast & Furious 9 trailer and UK release date revealed
- 5 Homes damaged by people throwing bricks
- 6 'It's special to see your loved ones smiling away' - woman raises money to buy companion toys for care home residents
- 7 Mass participation 10K test event in Hatfield Park postponed and new venue being sought
- 8 The latest court results for Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar
- 9 Former healthcare worker nominated for role model award due to rare illness awareness campaign
- 10 ‘It’s been a great day!’ - Businesses and customers delight as shops, hairdressers and pubs reopen
He is expected to complete his 24,000-mile record in May.
Michael, who celebrated his birthday at sea on March 16, said in his online blog yesterday: "Another good day ticking off lots of miles.
"I'm really enjoying it down here; the days are just storming past because I'm having so much fun.
"I've put my clocks forward yet another hour today, so I'm now on Perth time (GMT +8)."
All funds raised from the voyage will be donated to Save the Children and the Tall Ships Youth Trust.
Regular updates on the youngster's journey will appear online at www.whtimes24.co.uk over the coming weeks.
To read the Michael's blog visit www.totallymoney.com/sailmike