Dream birthday for Potters Bar sailor

MOST 18-year-old lads spend their milestone birthday having a few beers.

Sailing superkid Michael Perham is spending his 18th birthday today (Tuesday) celebrating this week’s release of his first book: Mike Perham Sailing The Dream.

The Potters Bar prodigy became the youngest person to sail solo around the world in August.

Now his book tells the story of Michael’s 30,000-mile voyage, a nine-month odyssey during which he battled against 50ft waves, howling gales, a near capsize and plenty of technical problems with his yacht.

Michael, of Oakroyd Avenue, told the WHT he thoroughly enjoyed working on the book, released on Thursday, with an editor.

Read his interview in tomorrow’s Potters Bar Edition.

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