16-year-old Stops Attempt At Sailing Around The World

A 16 year old southern California girl attempting to sail solo around the world has ended her quest to become the youngest to make the trip nonstop, and will head to South Africa for boat repairs.

Abby Sunderland wrote on her blog this weekend that it would be "foolish and irresponsible" to keep going after losing use of her boat's main autopilot.

Even with her nonstop attempt over, Sunderland intends to complete the voyage.