A week ago, on July 2, 23-year-old Australian boatbuilder, Tom Robinson, set out from Peru to row 8,000 nautical miles to Australia and become the youngest person to row solo across the Pacific. He is aboard a 24-foot, self-designed/built update of a 19th century whaleboat.

You can learn more about the attempt — and follow its track (Robinson has just crossed South America's continental shelf into the deep Pacific) — at

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