Solo sailor Abby Sunderland sails into Cape Town

Posted By on May 6, 2010

abbysunderlandcapetown Sixteen year old solo sailor Abby Sunderland has sailed safely into Cape Town South Africa in her circumnavigation adventure. She was met by her father and brother who took the same trip last year.

Although I’m an advocate for those who cruise and sail oceans (Jessica Watson and previous post), the record seeking trend to be the youngest has me concerned as to how young is too young. In Abby’s case, she is well equipped and experienced having support from sponsors and family, but others may not be as ready. (video of her arrival below)


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