14-year-old Michael Perham from Britain has become the youngest person ever to sail solo across the North Atlantic. His 3500-nautical-mile voyage started just over six weeks ago on the island of Gibraltar.
While on the voyage he kept a log and did homework. At one point he had to jump into shark infested waters to make repairs to his vessel, the 'Cheeky Monkey'. His father trailed him in another boat, staying in constant contact.
Deputy Prime Minister and former merchant seaman John Prescott said, "Michael has proved himself another hugely successful sailor in the great British maritime tradition." Michael now plans to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.