12 Jan '12, 1am

508 days after setting off, teenage sailor nears the end of her solo sailing trip around the world

508 days after setting off, teenage sailor nears the end of her solo sailing trip around the world

Laura Dekker poses on her sailboat Guppy after arriving at Simpson Bay Lagoon near Philipsburg on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. -- PHOTO: AP AMSTERDAM (AP) - 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. Now 16, Dekker is on the final leg, a long stint from Cape Town, South Africa, to the Caribbean island of St Maarten, where she set sail in 2010. Amid blustery weather, she's on pace to reach port in Philipsburg around Jan 24, her lawyer Peter de Lange said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. But in her native Netherlands, the story of her voyage has once again been overshadowed by conflicts with the Dutch school system and bureaucrats about approval for her trip. Mr De Lange confir...

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