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Latest News Wires Laura Dekker close to completion of solo round-the-world sail

Laura Dekker set sail on her own back in 2010. Now on the final leg of her journey, Laura Dekker is scheduled to finish on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.

Judy Fitzpatrick/AP/File

Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker is nearing the finish of her solo sailing trip around the world almost the same way she began it — in good spirits, despite endless debate about the terms under which she is allowed to be at sea.

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