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Solo teen sailor sets departure date

Australian teenage sailor Jessica Watson plans to begin Sunday what is to be an eight-month round-the-world voyage. The 16-year-old is to leave Sydney Harbor at 9:30 a.m. (Australian time) on her quest to break the record as the youngest person to sail solo around the world.

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But all are not praising the recent spate of youthful adventurers undertaking the Herculean - and dangerous - undertaking of sailing around the world alone.

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