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This is why you don't let your 16 year old daughter sail around the world alone...


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#1 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:46 PM

I hope she is ok.....


http://www.cbsnews.c...in6568712.shtml

Abby Sunderland, the California 16-year-old who recently set out to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, may be lost at sea after losing contact with her land-based crew and activating emergency positioning beacons, according to an ABC News report.

Sunderland had been combating 20-plus foot waves and high winds in the Indian Ocean, at least 400 miles from the nearest ship and even farther from land.

#2 Kral

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

Good luck to her. The Sea is a harsh mistress.

#3 blackcatgrowl

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:13 PM

I guess she missed the Science Channel show on Killer Waves. :(

#4 Acewalker

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:13 PM

Slim chances that she's still alive, but hey you never know.

#5 Jangler

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

Safer to climb a mountain.

#6 Purity-Control

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:28 PM

Pirates

#7 Samuel L. Jackson

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:30 PM

They need an editor... bad....

#8 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:34 PM

The ocean is a bitch.

#9 Skew

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

I thought she we too young when she start this trip. She couldn't have gotten enough experience for a trip like that at just 16. Everyone who has attempted it has always run into major problems: broken mast, loss of auto pilot, hull breach.

It's never been an easy task even without breakdowns.

#10 Carolina Husker

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:02 PM

I never feel bad when thrill seekers meet an early demise.

#11 Jbro

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

Her parents should be arrested.

#12 Jase

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:51 PM

"Death is life's greatest adventure" -- Captain Hook

#13 PanthaSan

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:51 PM

It is her parents fault, I could just hear her dad, "why can't you be more like your brother?" He set the record when he was 17.

#14 Epistaxis

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

Very little sympathy here.

Hope she is ok, but it isn't like the ocean came in to her room in the middle of the night and took her, or some deranged Dutchman took a fancy to her on vacation.

The whole family signed up for this nonsense.

And I hope no public money is used for a rescue attempt. I really hate that. When tax dollars go to rescuing dumbasses. You should be required to carry "dumbass adventurer insurance".

#15 Kyle82

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:56 PM

I could see doing something as foolish as this 'dream' was if you are 18......but how could a parent let their child sail all alone at 16.
Hope this kid is ok but the parents are the retards here.


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