David Dicks

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Birthday
6, 1978
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1978 (age 40)
Birthplace
Australia

About

From 1996 until 2009, this Australian sailor held the world record for being the youngest person to have successfully orchestrated a solo (with some minimal assistance) circumnavigation of the globe.

Before Fame

He began his legendary, nine-month voyage at age seventeen, sailing from Western Australia in a sloop called the "Seaflight."

Trivia

He received the 1999 Medal of the Order of Australia.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia.

Associated With

He and late 18th and early 19th-century explorer Louis Defreycinet both circled the globe.