April, 2011–Ten months after a rogue wave nearly took her life at sea, teen sailor Abby Sunderland began a media tour in New York City to launch her book, Unsinkable, which tells the story of how, at 16, she set out to become the youngest person in history to circumnavigate the globe alone. Sunderland appeared on media including The View, The Today Show, and CNN’s American Morning.
It was June 10, 2010 when, already four months into the voyage, a rogue wave demasted and rolled Abby’s boat 360 degrees over 2,000 miles west of Australia. Her parents, Laurence and Marianne, lost contact with her and for a time, she was feared lost. Thankfully, rescuers – the nearest of whom were 400 miles away – found her afloat and alive after having spent two days in the perilous waters of a remote region of the Indian Ocean. Worldwide media support followed in celebration of her recovery but now the full story is revealed in Unsinkable, available now wherever books are sold. -AH