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Court: Dekker too green to sail solo

Updated: October 30, 2009, 11:47 AM ET
Associated Press

UTRECHT, Netherlands -- A Dutch court ruled Friday that 14-year-old Laura Dekker was still too inexperienced to be allowed to set off on her quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.

Judges at Utrecht District Court placed Laura under the guardianship of child protection authorities until next July to ensure that she cannot set off on her dream voyage.

The ruling means Laura can continue living with her father, but her parents must consult about all major ...

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