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Solo circumnavigator gets warm welcome

On Nov. 18, 2008, 16-year-old Mike Perham set out to become the youngest person to sail around the world single-handed in his Open 50 racing yacht, Nine months after setting sail from Portsmouth, England, the now 17-year-old returned home to a hero's welcome.

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Meanwhile, a Dutch court ordered authorities Friday to take temporary guardianship of a 13-year-old girl, delaying her plan to sail solo around the world until psychologists can assess her capacity to undertake such a risky voyage.

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