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Teen begins journey around the world

May 30, 2008 9:32:05 AM PDT
A Thousand Oaks teenager is about to embark on a historic journey to become the youngest sailor ever to circle the globe alone.Zac Sunderland, 16, sets sail Saturday from Marina Del Rey.

His journey is expected to cover about 40,000 miles with his first stop in Micronesia.

Sunderland says a lifetime of living on boats has given him the experience he needs, and he plans to continue his education via satellite phone and Internet links.

Sunderland says he should be able to complete the journey in about a year and a half.

 

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