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Unsinkable - A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas

Abby Sunderland

It was pitch-black out and white water was crashing over the boat. The wintry wind screamed across the deck, and I could tell it was now holding up near fifty knots. Imagine standing on the roof of a car that's driving down the freeway. That's how hard it was blowing. At that moment, a huge gust hit the mainsail like a train. The boat heeled over to port as if a giant hand had smacked her down, and I tumbled over the top of the mainsail toward the water... On 23 January 2010, sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Marina del Rey, California, in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. Immediately, her trip sparked controversy. What was a girl her age doing undertaking such a voyage? What were her parents thinking? Abby's critics predicted she'd make it a few weeks at most. But sailing south, she proved them wrong, and became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn, the "Mount Everest of sailing." Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdowns-making one critical repair literally with a nail file and some string. Abby bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa then entered the Indian Ocean-all twenty-seven million square miles of it. Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indian's immense rolling reaches was as good as a death sentence. The odds are better now, but not much. It was here that Abby Sunderland encountered the violent storms that would test her mettle and her will to survive-and change her life forever.

It was pitch-black out and white water was crashing over the boat. The wintry wind screamed across the deck, and I could tell it was now holding up near fifty knots. Imagine standing on the roof of a car that's driving down the freeway. That's how hard it was blowing. At that moment, a huge gust hit the mainsail like a train. The boat heeled over to port as if a giant hand had smacked her down, and I tumbled over the top of the mainsail toward the water... On 23 January 2010, sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Marina del Rey, California, in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. Immediately, her trip sparked controversy. What was a girl her age doing undertaking such a voyage? What were her parents thinking? Abby's critics predicted she'd make it a few weeks at most. But sailing south, she proved them wrong, and became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn, the "Mount Everest of sailing." Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdowns-making one critical repair literally with a nail file and some string. Abby bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa then entered the Indian Ocean-all twenty-seven million square miles of it. Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indian's immense rolling reaches was as good as a death sentence. The odds are better now, but not much. It was here that Abby Sunderland encountered the violent storms that would test her mettle and her will to survive-and change her life forever.
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It was pitch-black out and white water was crashing over the boat. The wintry wind screamed across the deck, and I could tell it was now holding up near fifty knots. Imagine standing on the roof of a car that's driving down the freeway. That's how hard it was blowing. At that moment, a huge gust hit the mainsail like a train. The boat heeled over to port as if a giant hand had smacked her down, and I tumbled over the top of the mainsail toward the water... On 23 January 2010, sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Marina del Rey, California, in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. Immediately, her trip sparked controversy. What was a girl her age doing undertaking such a voyage? What were her parents thinking? Abby's critics predicted she'd make it a few weeks at most. But sailing south, she proved them wrong, and became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn, the "Mount Everest of sailing." Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdowns-making one critical repair literally with a nail file and some string. Abby bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa then entered the Indian Ocean-all twenty-seven million square miles of it. Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indian's immense rolling reaches was as good as a death sentence. The odds are better now, but not much. It was here that Abby Sunderland encountered the violent storms that would test her mettle and her will to survive-and change her life forever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lynn Vincent, Jaimee Draper

Length:

7h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:58


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:36


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

12:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:48


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:20


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:57


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:57


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:18