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Teen Sails Solo Across Atlantic

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Mike PerhamST JOHN'S, Antigua -- A British teenager became the youngest person to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, reaching the Caribbean island of Antigua after a six-week voyage.

Mike Perham, 14, raised his fist triumphantly to a crowd of Antiguan officials and supporters as he docked outside St. John's on the southeastern side of the island.

Perham, who was trailed by his father in another boat, set sail Nov. 18 from Gibraltar and made brief stops to replace satellite phones in the Canary Islands and Cape Verde. They were originally expected to complete the 3,500-mile (5600-kilometer) trip just before Jan. 1. Read On from WDIV Channel 4...



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