“A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas”
January 23, 2010, 16-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey, California because she loves to sail around the world. It also would not hurt to try to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world.
First, they (Abby, Laurance, Mariann and the top experts in every industry) had to decide what type of boat to get, a heavy displacement or an open boat. Open it was. Abby started a vigorous workout and consulted a dietician. Next, they had to find an open boat for sale. After some frustrating time, They bought ‘Wild Eyes’ on Abby’s 16th birthday. The next step was to get the boat from Rhode Island to Ensenada. There, all the experts, pitched in to refit the boat to make it safe for the trip.
Then Abby’s desired trip caught media attention. There were a lot of critics saying Abby was too young, she was a female, she did not have enough hours on the new boat, the family was just in it for the fame and money. There was no money, this was a desire, a goal for Abby.
At 10:57 on January 23, 2010, hundreds of people showed up to watch Abby sail off to start her journey. Obviously Abby came back alive because she wrote this book, but what happened out there on the water? How was the new equipment working? What adversities did she come across? Did she need any help? Did she complete her trip? Did she do it in the seven months she had hoped for? You are going to have to read the book to find the answers!
If you don’t believe me, check it out for yourself!
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Until next time, take life one page at a time!