Her father rejected criticism that it was far too dangerous to allow a 16-year-old to sail around the world by herself.
"Sailing and life in general is dangerous. Teenagers drive cars. Does
that mean teenagers shouldn't drive a car?" Laurence Sunderland told
the AP. "I think people who hold that opinion have lost their zeal for
life. They're living in a cotton-wool tunnel to make everything safe."
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