Abby Sunderland

Abby Sunderland's attempt at circumnavigation are what you get when you cross the fame of the guinness world record book and the reality-tv parents generation.

Just The Facts

  1. Abby Sunderland is a 16 year old girl who attempted to circumnavigate the globe on a sailboat all by herself.
  2. Her route included passing through the Southern Indian Ocean at a time when the gale-force winds and giant waves could move Snorlax..
  3. Her parents were fully aware of this.
  4. They are expecting an offer from TLC to do a reality show any day now.

Just a small-town girl....

Abby Sunderland, by all reports a wide-eyed young star of the sailing world, decided it would be a good idea to try and accomplish something that some of the world's most famous men of history, namely Ferdinand Magellan and Henry Hudson, failed at accomplishing at the height of the exploration period.

"I'll be damned if I get shown up by someone who can't even buy Gears of War 2 yet!"

...livin' in a lonely world

Abby set sail on January 23, 2010. However, a slew of mechanical problems caused her to debark multiple times. It became clear that in order to complete the journey, she would have to head straight for doom. Undaunted, Sunderland('s parents) pressed on. And, following Murphy's law, things went wrong.