16 Year Old’s Nonstop Solo Circumnavigation

What is it about all these young girls that want to sail around the world?  Sailing solo around the world is a daunting challenge for the most veteran sailors, but even more impressive for a 16 year old to try.  A few months back we mentioned Jessica Watson, who is almost half way through her journey, and now sixteen year old Abby Sunderland is also trying to break the world record for the youngest person to circumnavigate the world non-stop.  I couldn’t imagine being the parents of a child who is attempting such a feat, but it is pretty inspiring as well.  Come home safely girls.

Abby Sutherland’s website

  6 comments for “16 Year Old’s Nonstop Solo Circumnavigation

  1. October 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

    sailing is funstuff, i wish i could afford a fast sailing boat”:”

  2. June 25, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Abby Sunderland has been reunited with her brother Zac on Reunion Island off the east Africa coast. http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/us-teen-sailor-reunited-557311.html

  3. June 11, 2010 at 6:29 am

    According to Abby’s Parents on her Blog, http://soloround.blogspot.com/, Abby has been found and communication has been made. She is still 24hrs away from a rescue but they feel optimistic that all is OK.

  4. June 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    It has just been reported that Abby Sunderland is lost at sea after serious storms hit the area she was sailing in.

    Here is a link to a video report
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/22825103/vp/37621078

    Lets hope this ends well.

  5. Kath
    April 2, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Jessica Watson (16) is nearly finished her unassisted? sail around the world. Certainly not like it was years ago…these sail on automatic and the sails controlled inside the cabin – computer – emails – tech assist at all times on hand – take a look at http://www.jessicawatson.com.au
    Australian Sailor –

  6. cole
    March 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I wonder how much money dad paid for the boat…..Wish my parents let me do that when i was 16.I had to go to that gosh darn school.

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