Teen barred from leaving port


She was born on a boat, the child of sailors, but a teenager's hopes of becoming the youngest person to sail around the world solo has capsized.

A Dutch judge told Laura Dekker, 14, that she must put her ambitions on hold until July after a two-month investigation cast doubt on her ability to safely cope with the rigors of a journey that could last two years.

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