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Late last month a young man named Oliver (Olly) Hicks climbed into his boat, the Flying Carrot, and set out from Recherche Bay in Tasmania, Australia on the Virgin Global Row, his attempt to become the first person to row solo around the entire globe.

2009-02-09

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Record-breaking aviators Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard hope to harness the Sun's power to fly round the world. The pair gained worldwide recognition in 1999 when they became the first to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon. Now they plan to repeat the journey in a solar-powered aeroplane which will have to use batteries to fly at night...

2003-12-26

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Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard and British co-pilot Brian Jones are said to be in a state of nervous exhaustion after their 20-day 42,197-km journey.

1999-03-29

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We're sailing around the world (leaving in a few days) and we would like you to follow us with this web site and through Google Earth!...
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Drawn half a millennium ago and then swiftly forgotten, one map made us see the world as we know it today... and helped name America. But, as Toby Lester has discovered, the most powerful nation on earth also owes its name to a pun.

2009-10-28

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Dutch police say teenage sailor Laura Dekker - who seeks to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world -has been missing since Friday.
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A 16-year-old US girl who ran into problems trying to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has been rescued in the Indian Ocean.

2010-06-12

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A 14-year-old Dutch girl who wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has won a court's permission to attempt the voyage. ... Laura must complete the two-year trip before she turns 17 in September 2012 to break the record...

2010-07-27

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