A teenager from Devon has finished sailing around great britain in an exceedingly trek she hopes can build her formally the youngest person to possess done so.

Katie McCabe, 14, from Topsham, go away from Exmouth in her 26ft (8m) wood boat Falanda at the tip of June.

She came back on Saturday afternoon, with alternative vessels and an warm crowd hospitable her back.

She has additionally raised thousands of pounds for charity throughout her one,600 transportation mile (3,000km) challenge.
She disbursed her anticlockwise journey together with her father, David McCabe, sailing concerning 5 miles (8km) behind her for insurance reasons.

However, she was alone for her vessel’s piloting.

She was raising awareness of marine pollution and raising cash for 2 charities, as well as ocean Shepherd United Kingdom.

A simply Giving page for ocean Shepherd United Kingdom had a clever target of £6,000. She has raised over £10,000 so far.

Speaking in Torbay on Saturday before setting off on the last leg of her trip, she same she was already thinking ahead to her next challenge.

She said: “Ellen MacArthur is superb then is Laura Dekker, and i might prefer to do one thing like they’ve done, thus perhaps racing i might prefer to attempt next.”

The current youngest person to sail solo around Britain is Timothy Long, from Aylesbury, who sailed around Britain last year, aged 15.


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