Unsinkable

Unsinkable

Streaming Audiobook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Oasis Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781608148424
1608148424
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 13 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Draper, Jaimee
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Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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