Australian Jessica Watson has begun a 10 day trial run solo sail from Mooloolaba Wharf to Sydney. This is a lead up to her attempted solo, engine-less, non-stop circumnavigation in the southern ocean. She is currently 16, and could become the youngest person to achieve this.
She will be sailing an S&S 34 (10m). This design has successfully circumnavigated several times.
Here is a story from the Brisbane Times.