116. Homemade Ship to Sail Around the World

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Hans Andersen, a life-long fisherman, had a dream. wanted to sail around the world. And he it. He got several sponsors who subsidized his . He bought a beautiful 40-foot yacht, with all latest technical and safety gear, and had a voyage. Well, except for almost sinking while going the tips of South America and Africa.
The went so smoothly that, looking back on it, felt it was too easy. He needed a challenge. He decided to build his own boat. that was nothing new. Several people had built own boats and sailed them around the world. , he needed a unique boat. Watching TV commercials day, he got it—ice cream sticks! He would the first man to sail around the world a boat built exclusively of ice cream sticks.
put out the word. Within three years, school from all over Holland had sent Hans 15 ice cream sticks. He used these sticks to a 45-foot replica of a Viking ship. After the sticks were glued together, Hans took his boat out to sea on a one-week voyage. “’s magnificent, and totally sea-worthy,” he proclaimed.
He plans set sail in early 2008 with a crew two. He will sail across the Atlantic to , and then down to Florida and through the Canal. Then he’ll travel to Los Angeles, Honolulu, , around the tip of Africa, and back to . “If this trip succeeds,” he joked, “my next will be to build a plane out of cream sticks and fly it around the world!”