Jessica Watson, 16, claims she has sailed around the world. This would make her the youngest person to do so solo, non-stop and unassisted, thus breaking another Australian’s, (then 18-year-old) Jesse Martin’s record.
BBC: Australia hails Jessica Watson, 16, for sailing record
Make no mistake, what she’s done is amazing. Nonetheless, looking at the route she took:
I suppose we might just as well go a bit further and say that anyone who sailed, for instance, from Bergen to Rio de Janeiro to Reykjavík and around the North Pole back to Bergen, sailed “around the world” as well.