Abby Sunderland Biography – Abby Sunderland Wiki
Abby Sunderland born Abigail Jillian Sunderland, is an American former sailor. She was born on October 19, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
In 2010 aged 16, Sunderland attempted to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, but a storm crippled her vessel.
She had set sail from California in January 2010, but five months later her mast snapped in 9m (30ft) high waves in the Indian Ocean.
She lost contact with her family for some 20 hours, during which time the yacht’s emergency beacons were activated.
A plane from Perth spotted the teenager’s stricken boat and made contact with her, prompting a sea rescue. She was rescued on June 12, 2010 in a joint effort by Australian airline Qantas and a French commercial shipping vessel more than 3,220km (2,000 miles) from the coasts of both Africa and Australia.
She was picked up by a French sailing vessel and taken to Reunion island, a French overseas territory near Madagascar.
Sunderland had been attempting to beat the record set by her brother, Zac, who sailed solo around the world in 2009 at the age of 17.
Abby Sunderland Age
She was born on October 19, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Abby Sunderland Parents
She is the daughter of Laurence Sunderland and Marianne Sunderland.
Abby Sunderland Brother
Her brother, Zac Sunderland, was the first person under the age of 18 to complete a circumnavigation.
Abby Sunderland Family
She is the second-eldest of her parents’ eight children. She grew up sailing with her family and her brother, Zac Sunderland, was the first person under the age of 18 to complete a circumnavigation. Her family is Christian.
Abby Sunderland Married
She is married with three children.
Abby Sunderland Book
Sunderland has co-written a book with Lynn Vincent about her ordeal titled Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas. The book was released on April 12, 2011.
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