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A Note from Abby Sunderland

12. June 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry I haven’t written in so long as you probably already know I had a pretty rough couple of days. I can’t write much now as I am typing on a french key pad as well as trying to stay seated in a bouncy fishing boat. [more on Abbys Blog]

French fishing boat rescues stranded Calif. teen (AP)

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Abby’s Blog: Abby is Fine! – Abby Sunderland wohlauf!

11. June 2010 Leave a comment

We have just heard from the Australian Search and Rescue. The plane arrived on the scene moments ago. Wild Eyes is upright but her rigging is down. The weather conditions are abating. Radio communication was made and Abby reports that she is fine!We don’t know much else right now. The French fishing vessel that was diverted to her location will be there in a little over 24 hours. Where they will take her or how long it will take we don’t know. 
More updates as news comes in. 

Abby’s Blog

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Abby Sunderland SOS ? Abby’s Blog

10. June 2010 Leave a comment

We spoke with Abby early this morning and learned that she had had a very rough day with winds up to 60 knots and seas 20-25 feet. She had been knocked down several times but was handling things well. The wind had subsided to around 35 knots which she and Wild Eyes are quite comfortable with. We were helping her troubleshoot her engine that she was trying to start to charge her systems. Satellite phone reception was patchy. She was able to get the water out of the engine and start her up. We were waiting to hear back from her when American Search & Rescue authorities called to report having received a signal from her emergency beacon (EPIRB). We initially thought that the signal was sent automatically from her water-activated EPIRB and that it had been activated during one of her knockdowns. As we pulled the paperwork from her EPIRB registration, we learned that the signal had come from her manually activated EPIRB.

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Spiegel Online: 16-jährige Weltumseglerin gerät in Seenot

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Abby Sunderland solo circumnavigator – Weltumsegelerin Abby Sunderland

My name is Abigail “Abby” Sunderland and it is my dream to sail around the world. I’ve been around the water and on boats since I was 6 months old. I began single-handing when I was 13. I had this idea several years ago, even before my brother [more…]

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Jessica Watson arrived Sydney

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