Unsinkable: A Young Woman’s Courageous Battle on the High Seas
On January 23, 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 her parents thinking?
Abby’s critics predicted she’d made it a few weeks at most. But she proved them wrong and became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn, the “Mt. Everest of Sailing.” Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdowns. She bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa and then entered the Indian Ocean – all twenty-seven million square miles of it.
Fewer people have successfully solo-circumnavigated the globe than have journeyed into space. It is a challenge so immense that many have died trying, and all have been pushed beyond every physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological limit.
In Unsinkable, you will follow Abby into those depths through a gripping and evocative firsthand account. Today, when the most productive thing a teenager may do is play video games, Abby’s courage and tenacity shows us all what can happen when we choose to challenge our own limits, embrace faith, and aim for what our critics say is impossible.