FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $99.






JOIN NOW
WISHLISTS
eBook

Unsinkable

eBook|Apr 2011
Product Rating: 5(1)

$13.99

Abby Sutherland grew up sailing. Her father, Laurence, a shipwright, and her mother, Marianne, wanted their kids to develop responsibility, to see other cultures, to experience the world instead of watching it on TV. ??So they took them sailing...


Available in other Formats
CD - $36.99
Hardback - $35.99

Available for immediate download.

Read using our free app on your tablet or mobile!

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

You may also like

Same Kind of Different as Me (Movie Edition) Mass Market
$11.99
$11.99
in stock
Heaven is For Real Mass Market
$10.99
$10.99
in stock
eBook
Heaven is For Real eBook
$12.99
$12.99
in stock
Same Kind of Different as Me (Movie Edition) Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
What Difference Do It Make Paperback
$24.99
$24.99
in stock
eBook
Never Surrender eBook
$21.99
$21.99
in stock
eBook
Same Kind of Different as Me eBook
$9.99
$9.99
in stock
Heaven is For Real (Movie Edition) Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
eBook
The Blood of Lambs eBook
$27.99
$27.99
in stock
eBook
Dog Company eBook
$25.99
$25.99
in stock

Abby Sutherland grew up sailing.
Her father, Laurence, a shipwright, and her mother, Marianne, wanted their kids to develop responsibility, to see other cultures, to experience the world instead of watching it on TV. ??So they took them sailing down the coast of Mexico... for three years.




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.




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 blowing.




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 the water...




On January 23, 2010, sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Marina del Rey, California, in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. ??Immediately, her trip sparked controversy. ??What was a girl her age doing undertaking such a voyage? ??What were her parents thinking?




Abby's critics predicted she'd make it a few weeks at most. ??But sailing south, she proved them wrong and became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn, the "Mt. Everest of sailing." ??Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdowns- making one critical repair literally with a nail file and some line. ??Abby bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa and then entered the Indian Ocean- all twenty-seven million square miles of it.




Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indian's immense rolling reaches was as good as a death sentence. ??The odds are better now, but not much. ??It was here that Abby Sutherland encountered the violent storms that would test her mettle and her will to survive- and change her life forever.






Abby Sutherland grew up sailing.
Her father, Laurence, a shipwright, and her mother, Marianne, wanted their kids to develop responsibility, to see other cultures, to experience the world instead of watching it on TV. So they took them sailing down the coast of Mexico... for three years.




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.




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 blowing.




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 the water...




On January 23, 2010, sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland set sail from Marina del Rey, California, in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. Immediately, her trip sparked controversy. What was a girl her age doing undertaking such a voyage? What were her parents thinking?




Abby's critics predicted she'd make it a few weeks at most. But sailing south, she proved them wrong and became the youngest person to solo around Cape Horn, the "Mt. Everest of sailing." Crossing the Southern and Atlantic oceans, she battled vicious storms and equipment breakdowns?making one critical repair literally with a nail file and some line. Abby bested the wicked waters at the southern tip of Africa and then entered the Indian Ocean?all twenty-seven million square miles of it.




Even less than a hundred years ago, having your boat become disabled in the middle of the Indian's immense rolling reaches was as good as a death sentence. The odds are better now, but not much. It was here that Abby Sutherland encountered the violent storms that would test her mettle and her will to survive?and change her life forever.







-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 328054
  • Product Code 9781400203093
  • ISBN 1400203090
  • EAN 9781400203093
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2011
  • Sales Rank 67237
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 1.58 MB (EPUB)

Lynn Vincent

Lynn Vincent is the New York Times bestselling writer of Same Kind of Different as Me, the story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy white art dealer and a homeless African-American man; and Going Rogue: An American Life, the memoir of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The author or coauthor of nine books, Vincent worked for eleven years as senior writer, then features editor, at the national news biweekly WORLD Magazine where she covered politics, culture, and current events. A U.S. Navy veteran, Lynn is also a lecturer in writing at the World Journalism Institute and at The King's College in New York City. She lives in San Diego, California.

Abby Sunderland

Abby Sunderland is the second of eight children in a family of sailors and adventurers. In 2007, at age 13, Abby discovered her dream of sailing solo around the world and was inspired by her brother Zac's successful circumnavigation in 2009. Her own journey, in 2010, ended in the Indian Ocean when a rogue wave rolled her sailboat, Wild Eyes. Abby now shares her story of tenacity and courage to audiences everywhere.

Bestsellers in Biography

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been Paperback
$23.99
$23.99
in stock
Bestseller
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
Steve Mcqueen: The Salvation of An American Icon Paperback
$24.99
$24.99
in stock
Australian Author
Mr Eternity: The Story of Arthur Stace Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
No Compromise Paperback
No Compromise
Paperback
(5)Rated 5 stars out of 5
$21.99
$21.99
in stock
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Paperback
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Paperback
(10)Rated 5 stars out of 5
$24.99
$24.99
in stock
New Arrival
A Change of Affection: A Gay Man's Incredible Story of Redemption Paperback
$27.99
$27.99
in stock