Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas - eBook  -     By: Abby Sunderland
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Thomas Nelson / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781400203093
ISBN-13: 9781400203093
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Abby Sutherland grew up sailing.
Her father, Laurence, a shipwright, and her mother, Marianne, wanted their kids to develop responsibility, to see other cultures, to experience the world instead of watching it on TV. So they took them sailing down the coast of Mexico... for three years.

When Abby was thirteen, she began helping her father deliver boats and soon was sailing solo. She loved being on the open ocean, the spray in her face, the wind in her hair. She began to dream of sailing the world.  

But fewer people have successfully solo-circumnavigated the globe than have traveled into space. It is a challenge so immense that many have died trying, and all have been pushed beyond every physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limit.

In Unsinkable, you will follow Abby into the depths through a gripping and evocative firsthand account that starts prior to her departure, travels through her daring (and sometimes near-death) encounters on the open sea, to her dramatic rescue in the remotest part of the Indian Ocean. Today, when the most productive thing a teenager may do is play videogames, 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.

It was pitch-black out and whitewater 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 that's driving down the freeway.  That's 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 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 were her parents thinking?

Abby's critics predicted she'd 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 "Mt. Everest of sailing." Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdownsⷕmaking one critical repair literally with a nail file and some line. Abby bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa and then entered the Indian Oceanⷕall twenty-seven million square miles of it.

Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indian's immense rolling reaches was as good as a death sentence. The odds are better now, but not much. It was here that Abby Sutherland encountered the violent storms that would test her mettle and her will to surviveⷕand change her life forever.


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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Unsinkable
    December 1, 2014
    Lisa
    This was an interesting story. It is light reading and is suitable for teenagers and even preteens, but adults will enjoy it too.
  2. Malaysia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Never Give UP
    July 27, 2011
    Nightwing
    Malaysia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Not sure if any one can remember what they did when they were 16 years old. But Abby Sunderland can sure remember what she did when she was that age. Tried to sailed solo around the world, and she nearly did it. But maybe God has his own plans for her.

    The book is by her and point of views from those involved. From her dad to the technical guys who guided her when she had mechanical problem. Doing some thing solo is never easy but to be at sea all alone can be very difficult if the mental strength was not strong enough. Certain sections of the book brought tears to my eyes cause of what she had to go through.

    She overcame adversity by knowing what she can or cannot do and her faith in God. I would recommend this book to every teenager/even adults out there who is facing adversity.

    In my opinion I give this book a rating 5 out of 5.

    I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze bloggers program. I was not asked to write a positive review and thus, the book review is 100% my own opinion.
  3. Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    amazing!
    July 20, 2011
    Rachel
    Canada
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    amazing story of a young girl who went to the sea to furfill her dreams and came back with faith!
  4. seattle, wa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    unsinkable
    July 13, 2011
    aimy
    seattle, wa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    its really crazy to think that at 16 she went around the world alone. but its such a great story of detirmination and what really went on. this really does give you a way to look differently at things as far as going for your dreams and having a super crazy detirmination.
  5. Age: Under 18
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very inspirational book
    July 4, 2011
    beth
    Age: Under 18
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I just received and read the book Unsinkable by Sunderland and Vincent. This was a very straight forward and easy to read. It was very inspiring because it centered on a girl my very own age! Abby Sunderland had a dream and she met many obstacles on here way to meeting that dream, but she persevered and grew closer to God the whole time. It gives me hope that I can maybe meet the smaller goals I have set for my own life.
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