For 10 months, Gavin Bayer was locked behind stone walls, barbed wire and security fences.
The 17-year-old from Boca Raton was staying at the Orange Youth Academy, a juvenile detention center in Orlando, for a burglary conviction. It was in there he took a chance and applied to be part of a program that had no walls, no guards, no security.
Just the open sea and a chance for the adventure of a lifetime.
Bayer is one of 10 juvenile offenders who were selected to participate in a 2,700-mile race from off the coast of Africa to the Caribbean as part of a Sarasota-based nonprofit called SailFuture.
“I’ve never done anything like this before,” he s…
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