The Qantas Airways jetliner with dozens of harbor patrol spotters on board made radio contact with Sunderland. Her boat was upright, but the mast had been knocked off by rough seas. She was in good health and had plenty of food and was waiting for the arrival of a fishing boat in about a day, said Jeff Casher, a technical advisor for the voyage. He was not checking for messages from his sister but from others.
Former Thousand Oaks sailor Abby Sunderland's lost boat found off Australia
Abby Sunderland's Sailboat In Doomed Record Attempt Is Found Off Australia : NPR
It has been my dream since I was 13 years old and began single-handing, to one day sail solo around the world. I am 16 years old and this blog will contain the story of my attempt to become the world's youngest solo circumnavigator. Visit my official website at www. Saturday, January 21, Congrats to Laura Dekker!
Magellan was first to sail around the world, right? Think again.
A Dutch teenager barred from sailing solo around the world because of her age has been found on a Caribbean island after disappearing, police say. Laura Dekker, 14, is in police custody on the Dutch Antilles island of St Maarten, three days after relatives in the Netherlands reported her missing. Miss Dekker has been under supervision since a court blocked her bid to be the youngest person to sail the globe solo. The court order in the city of Utrecht placed Miss Dekker under state supervision, while living with her father, until the end of her school year in July After she vanished on Friday, her boat was found moored at its berth and she appears to have left her father's home on her own.
A year-old Californian girl attempting to sail solo around the world has been found alive and well following a desperate overnight search in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, her parents said today. Rescuers contacted Abby Sunderland after she set off two emergency satellite beacons on her 40ft yacht, Wild Eyes. Laurence Sunderland said rescuers on board a chartered Australian airline made contact with her earlier today and that she was alive.