Teen nears solo circumnavigation record

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Australian 16-year-old Jessica Watson is nearing the end of her 23,000-nautical-mile voyage and closing in on her goal of being the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world.

Watson wrote in her blog Monday that she had cleared the southeast cape of Australia's southern island of Tasmania and was heading north to Sydney and the 1,000-mile conclusion of her 23,000-nautical mile voyage.

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