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    One day that same year, I told my dad that someday, I would sail around the world alone.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: world  alone  year 
     
    The swells were amazing! As big as three-story apartment buildings!
    — Abby Sunderland
    When a sailor overcomes crushing adversity, there's a massive sense of accomplishment.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: adversity 
     
    The winds were blowing from west to east, pushing Abby's boat toward the rocks as Abby struggled with the autopilots below. If Wild Eyes reached those islands, she wouldn't run aground, keel in the sand. She would be smashed into pieces.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: eyes  wild 
     
    Being at sea is like watching the whole world in high-definition.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: world 
     
    On October 19, 2009, my sixteenth birthday, Wild Eyes officially became mine! Now it was really happening.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: eyes  wild 
     
    I wanted to break the record, of course, and become the youngest person to sail around the world solo and unassisted.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: people  world 
     
    All the ingenuity, all the high-tech gear, all the jury-rigging sometimes the sea would rip it all away until there was only you, the Creator, and His mercy.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: mercy 
     
    I'm one-hundred-fifty miles off Cape Horn, both autopilots are broken, and my boat is drifting toward one of the nastiest chunks of ocean on the face of the earth.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: earth  ocean  broken 
     
    But none of that kept me from picturing what a tsunami might look like if it did rise up and roar toward my little boat like some watery blue version of the Great Wall of China.
    — Abby Sunderland
    Fewer people have successfully solo-circumnavigated the globe than have journeyed into space.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: people  space 
     
    I will never forget the feeling of walking into my home, a place that while drifting helpless in the middle of the Indian Ocean I wondered if I would ever see again.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: ocean 
     
    When I saw the plane, I was absolutely astonished! Two emotions crashed over me: surging joy and crazy fear.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: fear  joy  emotion  crazy 
     
    I will definitely attempt to sail around the world again. In fact, I can't wait for the chance to try again.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: chance  world  facts 
     
    In that moment it dawned on me that everything has to line up perfectly for something to turn out this awful.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: moment 
     
    I knew that even if I was able to call for help, I was in a place so remote that it wasn't likely there would be anyone who could help me. And even if there were, it could take weeks.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: help 
     
    The seriousness of my situation started to sink in, and again I fought panic. I pushed it down, but it was harder this time, like my insides were an open can of shaken soda and I was trying to keep it from bubbling up out of the top.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: time 
     
    On June 10, the worst storm in the series swept across the middle of the Indian Ocean and Wild Eyes was directly in its path.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: eyes  wild  ocean  path 
     
    I am twelve thousand miles wiser, twelve thousand miles more resilient, and I have twelve thousand miles more faith in God.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: god  faith 
     
    The things that happen on the sea take you beyond yourself, beyond human capability.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: human 
     
    It seems like people my age are over-protected today, even to the point where a lot of parents refuse to put their kids in the position to make important decisions, to aspire to great things, because they don't want to put them in a position to fail.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: people  age  decision  parent  kids  fail 
     
    Wild Eyes was built for speed and I was flying down walls of water twenty and thirty feet high.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: eyes  wild  water 
     
    The open ocean often takes you past your physical limits and when it does, sailing becomes a mental game.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: past  mental  ocean  games 
     
    I was so thankful that my parents trusted me enough and had enough faith in my abilities to let me follow my passion and try to do something great, even if I might fail.
    — Abby Sunderland
    tags: faith  passion  parent  fail 
     
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