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Wild Eyes: The Abby Sunderland Story (2011)

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Sixteen-year old Abby Sunderland is rescued form the Indian Ocean during a solo-circumnavigation attempt.
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Luca del Poppo ...
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Michael I. Goode ...
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Jason Jalivay ...
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David Kelly ...
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Daniel Lynn ...
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Anka Malatynska ...
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Derrick Nguyen ...
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Eric Reinig ...
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Laurence Sunderland ...
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Marianne Sunderland ...
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Dustin Yeats
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Wild Eyes: The Abby Sunderland Story is a film documentary of the solo circumnavigation attempt of 16 year old Abby Sunderland in January of 2010. The documentary chronicles the birth of Abby's dream out of a childhood of sailing and the preparation and pursuit of this enormous undertaking. Half way around the world, Abby's 40 foot sailboat, Wild Eyes, is unexpectedly hit by a massive rogue wave which rolls her boat 360 degrees snapping the mast off at the deck. Abby's survival and rescue at sea provides an inspirational tale of overcoming tremendous obstacles only to become a stronger and better person in the end. Written by Anonymous

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A Compelling True Story of Faith, Courage and Survival


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8 September 2011 (USA)  »

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An ambitious, depressing quest for celebrity
6 April 2014 | by (Flagstaff, AZ) – See all my reviews

This documentary tells the story of Laurence Sunderland, an ambitious and devoutly Christian yachting enthusiast, who exploits his 16-year old daughter's dream to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. With a drawn-out focus on the lead-up to the voyage launch, extravagant sponsorships are acquired in order to purchase an expensive yacht. Throughout the film, the uninspiring Sunderland is profiled ad nauseum. The courage and determination of the teenager (Abby Sunderland) is apparent, but it is completely overshadowed by her publicity-driven, narcissistic father. The voyage comes to a premature end after Abby capsizes in the South Indian Ocean.


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