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Court rules 14-year-old can't sail solo

Laura Dekker will not be sailing solo around the world ... at least not until next summer.

A Dutch court has ruled that she is not yet experienced enough to undertake such a trip on her own, according to an article on She can, however, depart in July 2010 if she fulfills requirements set out by the court.

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Read Soundings' latest coverage on the two others vying for the youngest solo circumnavigator record: Abby Sunderland and Jessica Watson.