U.S. teen sailor reunited with brother after drama

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SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Californian sailor Abby Sunderland has been reunited with her brother, after her solo around-the-world journey ended when her boat fell apart in an southern Ocean storm.
  
Abby Sunderland says she's "really disappointed that things didin't go as planned."
 
She spoke to reporters after coming to shore early Saturday on the French island of Reunion off of east Africa, brought by a French patrol boat.
 
She says she plans to keep sailing. The accident June 10 "ended my trip but it didn't end my dream."
 
Her brother Zac flew to Reunion to greet her.
 
She was rescued by a French fishing boat 2,000 miles west of Australia.

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