Sailing around the World is Abby Sunderland’s ambition. Abby is the younger sister of Zac Sunderland who became the youngest American sailor to circumnavigate the world in July 2009. According to an LA Times Abby is sailing North along the Californian coast today delivering her boat for preparation. We wish you all the very best Abby and trust that your boat Wild Eyes takes good care of you.
Abby’s boat “Wild Eyes” is no stranger to deep ocean navigation. Under her original name BTC Velocity, a Jutson 40 design Ocean racer, she carried Alan Paris across the worlds oceans in the 2002 – 2003 “Around Alone” Ocean sailing race.
The boat’s build and short history maybe seen at YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUxVcWi0jzY
You may also be interested in the full LA Times article by Pete Thomas. http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-abby-sunderland14-2009dec14,0,18479.story
This web site heavily researched Wild Eyes History some time ago. We spoke by telephone or in person with Designer, Builder, Engine fitter, Electronics fitter, Mast and Foils builders, so Abby if we can be of any help in your preparations please do drop us a line.
Abby is obviously made of the right stuff and shares the dreams of much older sailors around the globe. Abby we wish you safe and happy sailing.