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Solo teen sailor's yacht 'worse than thought'

Damage to schoolgirl Jessica Watson's yacht is worse than expected, but she remains confident of heading to Sydney next weekend to prepare for her attempt to break an around-the-world sailing record.

The yacht Ella's Pink Lady was damaged in a collision with the 63,000-ton cargo vessel Silver Yang, off North Stradbroke Island, in the early hours of Sept. 9.

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