Abby Sunderland is putting into Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, interrupting her round the world attempt, because of a power problem aboard her yacht, Wild Eyes. The yacht’s solar panels and wind generators were not providing enough power and the yacht will be fitted with additional battery capacity.
Power Problems Stall Teen Sailor in Mexico
“Don’t start worrying, since I’m still north of the equator I won’t have to give up on the non-stop attempt. I will be re-staring from Cabo as soon as I can,” Abby wrote. “I was really upset about having to stop. I’ve hardly even started and I’m already heading in! I had finally gotten settled in, things were going somewhat smoothly and I was having fun. But I am glad that my team will be there waiting when I get in and I’ll be back out here soon, hopefully with a few less problems.”