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  • Spot where Abby Sunderland sounded beacon considered to be difficult for sailors

     
    TV satellite trucks were beginning to gather outside the modest Thousand Oaks home where teen sailor Abby Sunderland lives with her parents. Occasionally, reporters would knock on the front door of the home covered with ivy and geranium. But no......
  • Abby Sunderland, stuck in the Indian Ocean, gets support from a reader

     
    Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland's solo sailing adventure around the world has captured the imagination and attention of critics and supporters far beyond her hometown of Thousand Oaks. Now in the wake of Sunderland and her boat Wild Eyes needing to be......
  • Sailor Abby Sunderland is alive and seems unharmed

     
    Global sailor Abby Sunderland has been found, alive and apparently unharmed, sighted by a crew of spotters aboard a Qantas Airways jetliner, who also made radio contact with Sunderland. Her 40-foot sailboat, Wild Eyes, is upright, but the mast had......
  • Abby Sunderland: Brave girl, questionable choice

     
    If, at the age of 16, my daughter wanted to sail around the world by herself despite warnings from sailing experts that she’d be crossing the Indian Ocean during the most dangerous weather conditions of the year, I would tell......
  • Teen sailor Abby Sunderland defends her parents

     
    Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl whose dream of sailing solo around the world ended when a massive wave snapped her mast last week, defended her parents in an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday. Laurence and Marianne......
  • 16-year-old Abby Sunderland defends parents, doesn't rule out another sailing attempt

     
    With her family under fire since her rescue in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Thousand Oaks 16-year-old Abby Sunderland spoke in their defense in a phone interview with the Associated Press while her rescue boat made a stop on......
  • Australian government will not ask Abby Sunderland to pay back rescue costs

     
    Abby Sunderland's family posted a message on the 16-year-old sailor's blog denying media reports that the Australian government would be seeking compensation for its search-and-rescue efforts. The government commissioned a Qantas Airways jetliner to fly...
  • Reporter who sailed with Abby Sunderland says child protective services visited her before she departed

     
    Outdoor blogger Pete Thomas, a former Los Angeles Times reporter, weighed in on the controversy surrounding 16-year-old Abby Sunderland, offering unique insight into her quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world and the role her......
  • Abby Sunderland recounts storm at sea and her failed attempt to circumnavigate the globe

     
    Poised calmly before dozens of news cameras, rescued teen sailor Abby Sunderland on Tuesday recounted the harrowing storm and rogue wave that ended her attempt to sail around the world. The strongest gales had abated and Abby was down in......
  • ISRAEL: Libyan aid ship sets hopeful course for Gaza

     
    Six weeks after the deadly takeover of the Mavi Marmara, Israel's naval blockade of Gaza faces its next challenge as another aid ship has set off with its sights on reaching the Palestinian port. The Amalthea, sailing under a Moldovan......
  • Travel industry responds slowly to solo travelers

    To the solo traveler, the four most annoying words in the English language may be "based on double occupancy." Although the travel industry prefers to think people travel two by two, solo travelers are not an inconsequential demographic. About 25% of all...