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A Swan Adrift – Abandoned Sailing Yachts Drifting on the Deep Blue Sea

In February, Wolfhound, a 48′ Nautor Swan sailing yacht, was abandoned in a storm just north of Bermuda by her Irish owner, Alan McGettigan, and a crew of three. The sailors were rescued by a passing freighter. The boat was reported to have sunk. Instead, … Continue reading

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Laura Dekker Turns 16 and Sets Sail Across the Indian Ocean

Laura Dekker has celebrated her 16th birthday and has set sail from Darwin, Australia on a westerly course across the Indian Ocean bound for Africa.  Given the concern about piracy in the Indian Ocean, her exact route is being kept … Continue reading

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Abby Sunderland’s “Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas”

Last June, we posted about Jessica Watson’s book and album release.   Jessica Watson is the now 17 year old Australian sailor who can rightly claim the title of the “youngest to sail solo and unassisted around the world.”   … Continue reading

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From the Onion : Abby Sunderland – Concocted History’s Most Extreme Plan To Get Out Of A Summer Job

The Onion is a satire magazine.  In their “The People Who Mattered – 2010” they included their own take on 16 year old sailor Abby Sunderland’s attempted circumnavigation.  Moderately amusing.  To read our non-satirical posts about Abby click here. Abby Sunderland … Continue reading

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Abby Sunderland Rescued by French Fishing Vessel, Ile De La Reunion

The French fishing vessel, Ile de Reunion, plucked Abby Sunderland from her damaged sailboat  on Sunday, 2,000 nautical miles off western Australia. French fishing boat rescues stranded Calif. teen

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Abby Sunderland Update, Photo of “Wild Eyes”

Rough weather is reported to be delaying  the French fishing boat that is on its way to rescue Abby Sunderland.   Her sailboat, Wild Eyes, has been dismasted but has not lost its keel as was earlier reported.   A … Continue reading

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Abby Sunderland Located Alive Aboard Disabled Sailboat

Abby Sunderland has been contacted by rescuers who report that she is alive and uninjured aboard her sailboat Wild Eyes in the Indian Ocean.    The sail boat is afloat but has been variously reported as having been dis-masted and to have lost its keel.   … Continue reading

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Abby Sunderland Feared Lost at Sea

The story is still developing, but there are serious concerns for the 16 year old solo sailor. Abby Sunderland Feared Lost at Sea Abby Sunderland, 16, who is attempting to become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe, was feared lost … Continue reading

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Abby Heads for Cape Town and Jessica Battles Huge Waves

Abby Sunderland’s attempt to become the youngest sailor to sail around the world non-stop ended as she decided to put into Cape Town due to mechanical failures.  The boat’s main autopilot has been giving her problems during the voyage recently … Continue reading

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Abby Sunderland Restarts her Round the World Attempt

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 … Continue reading

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Teenagers Racing Around the Globe – First Zac, then Mike, Jessica and now Abby

In July of last year, Zac Sunderland, a 17-year-old from Southern California, became the youngest person to sail around the world alone.   He held that tile for only about a month as the British 17 year old sailor, Mike … Continue reading

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