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Teen Zac Sunderland Sails Around the World Alone

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He did it! 17-year-old Zac Sunderland left Marinda Del Rey on June 14th, 2008 (he was 16 then) to journey across the world only to make it home today. That's a 28,000 mile trip for the Thousand Oaks native who saved up $6,000 for his 36-foot Intrepid sailboat. Although he has beaten records, a younger sailor is already trying to beat him with a faster boat, but Sunderland shrugs it off knowing someday his record will be beat. Next up? "I'm hoping to set off on my next adventure soon — Mt. Everest or down to the Arctic Circle," Sunderland said. KCET's SoCal Connected has been following him with web cam interviews throughout the late spring.

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