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Sunderland, Abby 1993-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 9 publications in 2 languages and 428 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: GV810.92.S86, 797.1092
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Most widely held works about Abby Sunderland
 
Most widely held works by Abby Sunderland
Unsinkable : a young woman's courageous battle on the high seas by Abby Sunderland( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abby (16) will ihren grossen Traum verwirklichen: Mit ihrem Boot "Wild Eyes" startet sie 2010 von Kalifornien aus allein zu einer Weltumsegelung. Sie beobachtet spielende Delphine und geniesst die Freiheit und Weite des Meeres. Mehrmals jedoch entgeht sie nur knapp dem Tod. Im Indischen Ozean, nach vier Monaten und fast 20.000 km allein auf dem Meer, muss sie einen Notruf absetzen. Ist das das Ende ihrer Weltumsegelung? Ihre Eltern können sie telefonisch nicht mehr erreichen. Ist ihre Tochter noch am Leben? Hier beschreibt Abby ihre atemberaubende Reise. Abby: "Ich finde, dass viele Jugendliche in meinem Alter heutzutage überbehütet werden. Viele Eltern lassen ihre Kinder wichtige Entscheidungen nicht allein treffen und verbauen ihnen damit den Weg, Grosses zu erreichen, weil sie ihnen das Scheitern ersparen wollen. Es ist, als ob von uns, der jungen Generation, nicht mehr erwartet wird, dass wir etwas Besonderes leisten können ... (Wir) verbringen unsere Zeit damit, shoppen zu gehen oder uns mit Freunden zu treffen oder im Internet zu surfen und darauf zu warten, dass mit achtzehn das Leben beginnt." Abby Sunderland, geboren 1993, wuchs in Kalifornien als Tochter einer segelbegeisterten Familie auf. Lynn Vincent, geboren 1962, ist Journalistin und Bestsellerautorin ("Den Himmel gibt's echt"). Sie lebt in Kalifornien
Unsinkable [a young woman's courageous battle on the high seas] by Abby Sunderland( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 thats driving down the freeway. Thats 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? Abbys critics predicted shed 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 breakdownsmaking 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 Oceanall twenty-seven million square miles of it. Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indians 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 surviveand change her life forever
 
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Alternative Names
Sunderland, Abigail 1993-
Languages
English (7)
German (2)
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