David Sandeman (UK) sailed across the Atlantic singlehandedly between Jersey, UK, and Newport, Rhode Island, USA, at the age of 17 years 176 days in the 10.67 m (35 ft) long Sea Raider in 1976. The voyage lasted 43 days.
Record last published in 1976.
***Record re-instated as Guinness World Records does not endorse or sanction any attempts under the age of 16 for this category***
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