Jessica Watson, 15 years old, of New Zealand is about to attempt to circumnavigate, non-stop and unassisted. This sounds much tougher than the current solo circumnavigations underway by Zac Sunderland (16) and (15). Zac and Mike make regular stops to provision and rest.
Psychologically this has to be tough on any sailor especially one this young. She will be sixteen when she starts later this year. The trip will likely take nine months or more in her 34 foot S&S.
Circumnavigational one-ups(wo)manship is all the rage these days.
Her website can be found here.
Fair Winds to Jessica.