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Twelve Year Old From France Sails Boat In Record Time

July 2, 2018
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Do you remember what you were doing at 12 years old?  Probably just out playing or riding your bike like most of us, but not Tom Goron.

Tom is a 12 year old sailor from France and just sailed the North Sea on a one person boat in record time.  Starting off from the Isle of Wight and landing in Cherbourg, France, he made the trip in less than 15 hours traveling a total of 60 miles and around 4.19 nautical miles per hour.  And for those of us that don't know how fast that is, it equals up to around 5 miles and hour. 

Of course he didn't do this entirely alone as his father followed and watched nearby from a bigger boat.  

Tom had started sailing around 8 years old and has placed in several copetitions since. 

-source via ktvt.com