California teen ends quest to sail around world

April 25, 2010 4:49:42 PM PDT
A Southern California teen hoping to become the youngest person to sail around the world by herself has ended her quest.

Abby Sunderland is now headed to South Africa to repair her boat.

The 16-year-old from Ventura County wrote on her blog that it was "foolish and irresponsible" to continue sailing after losing her boat's main auto pilot.

A 17-year-old boy from Britain is the youngest person to sail around the globe by himself.


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