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  • I wanted to break the record, of course, and become the youngest person to sail around the world solo and unassisted.

    Records   World   Break  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.27, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • The winds were blowing from west to east, pushing Abby's boat toward the rocks as Abby struggled with the autopilots below. If Wild Eyes reached those islands, she wouldn't run aground, keel in the sand. She would be smashed into pieces.

    Running   Eye   Wind  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.112, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • I'm one-hundred-fifty miles off Cape Horn, both autopilots are broken, and my boat is drifting toward one of the nastiest chunks of ocean on the face of the earth.

    Ocean   Broken   Capes  
    "Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas". Book by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent, 2011.
  • All the ingenuity, all the high-tech gear, all the jury-rigging sometimes the sea would rip it all away until there was only you, the Creator, and His mercy.

    Rip   Sea   Gears  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.17, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • If a big wave came at the wrong moment, it would sweep me off into forty-eight-degree water, where I might last twenty minutes. Drowning quickly might be better.

    Eight   Water   Twenties  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.126, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • I had begun to think that dreams are meant to be no more than dreams and that in reality dreams don't come true. Then my brother (Zac) left on his trip. It was amazing to see all the support that he got from around the world and to see how everyone worked together to help make his dream reality. Watching him do this really made me believe that I could too.

    Dream   Brother   Believe  
  • On June 10, the worst storm in the series swept across the middle of the Indian Ocean and Wild Eyes was directly in its path.

    Ocean   Eye   June  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.12, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • I am twelve thousand miles wiser, twelve thousand miles more resilient, and I have twelve thousand miles more faith in God.

    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.198, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Slowly, my brain let me in on the fact that I had just come this close to dying.

    Brain   Dying   Facts  
    "Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas". Book by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent, 2011.
  • When a sailor overcomes crushing adversity, there's a massive sense of accomplishment.

    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.118, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • It seems like people my age are over-protected today, even to the point where a lot of parents refuse to put their kids in the position to make important decisions, to aspire to great things, because they don't want to put them in a position to fail.

    Kids   People   Decision  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.92, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • But none of that kept me from picturing what a tsunami might look like if it did rise up and roar toward my little boat like some watery blue version of the Great Wall of China.

    Wall   Blue   Looks  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.97, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • I was so thankful that my parents trusted me enough and had enough faith in my abilities to let me follow my passion and try to do something great, even if I might fail.

    Passion   Parent   Trying  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.93, Thomas Nelson
  • Fewer people have successfully solo-circumnavigated the globe than have journeyed into space.

    Space   People   Solo  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.14, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • When I saw the plane, I was absolutely astonished! Two emotions crashed over me: surging joy and crazy fear.

    Crazy   Two   Joy  
    "Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas". Book by Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent, 2011.
  • On October 19, 2009, my sixteenth birthday, Wild Eyes officially became mine! Now it was really happening.

    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.31, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • One day that same year, I told my dad that someday, I would sail around the world alone.

    Dad   Years   One Day  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.14, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Wild Eyes was built for speed and I was flying down walls of water twenty and thirty feet high.

    Wall   Eye   Feet  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.11, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • I knew that even if I was able to call for help, I was in a place so remote that it wasn't likely there would be anyone who could help me. And even if there were, it could take weeks.

    Would Be   Able   Helping  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.159, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Being at sea is like watching the whole world in high-definition.

    Sea   World   Definitions  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.88, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • In that moment it dawned on me that everything has to line up perfectly for something to turn out this awful.

    Awful   Lines   Moments  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.161, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • The swells were amazing! As big as three-story apartment buildings!

    "Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas". Book by Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent, 2011.
  • I will definitely attempt to sail around the world again. In fact, I can't wait for the chance to try again.

    Waiting   Trying   World  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.199, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Going up the mast is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a solo sailor.

    Sailor   Solo   Dangerous  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.145, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • I will never forget the feeling of walking into my home, a place that while drifting helpless in the middle of the Indian Ocean I wondered if I would ever see again.

    Ocean   Home   Feelings  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.195, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Terror ripped through me as I was falling, falling, falling toward the sea.

    Fall   Sea   Terror  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.125, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • There are a number of places on marine charts where even the most weathered sailors point and say, "Right there, nothing can go wrong. Everything has to go right." One place is the turbulent passage south of Cape Horn. Another is the dead center of the Indian Ocean.

    Ocean   Marine   Numbers  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.9, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • The open ocean often takes you past your physical limits and when it does, sailing becomes a mental game.

    Ocean   Past   Games  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.12, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • The seriousness of my situation started to sink in, and again I fought panic. I pushed it down, but it was harder this time, like my insides were an open can of shaken soda and I was trying to keep it from bubbling up out of the top.

    Trying   Soda   Panic  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.160, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • The things that happen on the sea take you beyond yourself, beyond human capability.

    Sea   Capability   Humans  
    Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent (2011). “Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas”, p.179, Thomas Nelson Inc
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