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Local teen sets sail to circle globe non-stop

January 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A teenager from Thousand Oaks has set out to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Marina Del Rey Saturday, after being delayed a few days by the recent storms.

Sunderland's voyage will take her more than 24,000 miles.

Last year, her brother Zac became the first person under the age of 18 to complete the voyage solo.

"I'll definitely be keeping a journal documenting everything and hopefully write a book when i get back, probably not going to have a lot of poems," Abby said.

A 16-year-old Australian girl is on a similar journey. She's been at sea for nearly 100 days now.