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Young solo sailor breaks record

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A British teenager who has become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, has told the BBC he is delighted with his feat.

Mike Perham, who celebrated his 17th birthday while on the journey, crossed the finish line at Lizard Point off the Cornish Coast.

He said that although he was confident about beating the record he sometimes questioned what he was doing.

After crossing the finish line, Mike was joined by his father to continue sailing back for a homecoming welcome at Portsmouth on Saturday.

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