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
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
Abby Sutherland grew up
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. Download and start listening now!