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Teen solo sailor reaches first goal

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A 15-year-old Dutch sailor completed the longest leg so far of her attempted circumnavigation of the globe, saying it felt 'really weird' to be back on dry land after nearly three weeks at sea.

Laura Dekker is aiming to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world and completed a 2,200-nautical-mile trip from the Cape Verde Islands off West Africa to St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

Her effort could have sunk before she set sail after authorities moved to stop her crossing the Atlantic solo.

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