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Solo circumnavigator barred from regatta

She might have sailed solo around the world, but Jessica Watson can't compete in the Sydney to Hobart sail race until next year - because she's too young.

Because of her age - and new race rules passed after six sailors died in the stormy 1998 running - the intrepid adventurer who sailed around the world solo before her 17th birthday is banned from competing in Australia's biggest ocean race until next year.

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