Friday, May 7, 2010
Abby Sunderland Stops In Cape Town
Remember Abby Sunderland? She was the subject of an earlier post on this Blog. That's a photo of her as she was leaving from Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey, California, on January 23, 2010, for her attempt at a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
Unfortunately, the two auto pilot systems on her boat failed her (she got the second one working by using spare parts from the first, but still had problems). As a result, she has had to make a stop for repairs in Cape Town, South Africa. On the way in to Cape Town her engine went out, so the repairs will take longer than anticipated. Here's a photo of her arrival in Cape Town on Wednesday, after 103 days alone at sea.
Abby is disappointed that she will not be making the circumnavigation without stopping, but she will still be the youngest person to complete this extraordinary task of circling the globe solo (albeit with a stop en route).
You can follow Abby once she resumes her adventure by clicking on her Blog which is linked on the right side of this one under "My Blog List." The below video was on her Blog yesterday. It shows her arrival in the busy port of Cape Town.