14-year-old set to become youngest person to sail solo across the Atlantic
At midnight on December 24, 14 year old Michael Perham set off a collision warning flare and celebrated Christmas with a spectacular light show in the middle of the ocean.
His 28-ft yacht had already been bedecked with an inflatable Santa in the rigging as he edged ever closer to making history by becoming the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic single handed.
The teenager, from land-locked Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, set off from Gibraltar on the 3,500-mile voyage to the Caribbean on November 18. He hopes to reach his destination off the island of Antigua, and break the world record for the youngest unaided sailor across the ocean, on January 2....