Teen Sails Around the Globe

Well, this would surely look good on a college application: Southern California teen Zac Sunderland recently became the youngest person to sail around the world alone, after docking in Marina del Rey on Thursday, where he was greeted by roaring applause. Throughout the yearlong journey—on a 36-foot sailboat he bought with his own money—the 17-year old braved pirates off the coast of Indonesia, severe storms, loneliness, and exhaustion. "The hardest constantly was the tiredness," he said. "Half the time I haven't slept in 48 hours and it's just hard to get enough rest." Still, he called the 27,500-mile voyage an "amazing year." Next up? "Yeah, I don't know, just go chill with my friends," he said. "Go skate. Go do something normal for a change, you know."