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Old 06-12-2010, 01:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Abby Sunderland Quits Around-the-World Sail Record Attempt

Uh, you missed the real story. Your story is a few days old and missing the interesting part.
Abby Sunderland, Teen Sailor Found Alive After Crisis at Sea - ABC News
She went past Cape Town and had to call for help in the Indian Ocean. French and Australian ships were dispatched and a private jet flew over and found her. Rough storms knocked out her mast and she was dead in the water.

Was this worth the possible millions of dollars spent on the recovery effort? It's not a big deal to divert a french fishing vessel but an Australian navy ship was also sent out. What country do you think is footing the bill for her little selfish trip? Does anyone else think the parents should have to pay some restitution or should they just carry on allowing their minor children to sail across the globe at a whim? Hey, the mothers pregnant, 16 more years and they can be in the news again!

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Originally Posted by Steven
While the effort of wanting to sail around the world, alone, non-stop is pretty manly and not pansy at all, pulling into port because your gps is busted is.
Yeah but for a 16 year old girl in a considerably small sail boat? I guess she could've just gone old school and risked it but it seems she understood that it wasn't worth the risk of dieing to the elements or the wildlife.

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Originally Posted by Tails
Her brother did it one year ago at the age of 17, I think her main insight was trying to beat her brother, and failed at it.
No she wanted to get the record for youngest. One of her friends on facebook or w/e is also in the process of doing the exact same thing but she's slightly older. She risked her life and wasted tons of money and man hours to set a record that some other idiot would probably beat the same year.
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