Most assuredly, as his mother noted, Tom Goron is “stubborn, ambitious and perseverant” in a great story reported by bbc.com.
Tom Goron set sail from the Isle of Wight, UK at 05:00 local time on Wednesday and arrived in France 14 hours and 20 minutes later.
He broke the previous record set by 15-year-old Violette Dorange in 2016 by 36 minutes.
“I’m proud of him,” his mother said after he completed the feat. “He is stubborn, ambitious and perseverant.”
The schoolboy made the 60-mile (96km) crossing in an Optimist dinghy at an average speed of more than four knots. He was followed closely by his father who was on hand in case anything went wrong. Read More