Teen solo sailor’s record voyage abruptly ends

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Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old Californian who has been trying to sail around the world alone without stopping, will have to put in at Cape Town, South Africa, for repairs, she wrote in a blog post Saturday.

Trying to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, she will continue the circumnavigation anyway after reaching South Africa and having repairs to her 40-foot boat.

"It would be foolish and irresponsible for me to keep going with my equipment not working well," she wrote.

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