Latest Abby Sunderland Stories

2011-01-04 12:28:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six months after a rogue wave nearly took her life at sea, teen sailor Abby Sunderland has signed a publishing deal with Thomas Nelson Publishers to tell the story of how, at 16, she set out to become the youngest person in history to circumnavigate the globe alone. The book, entitled Unsinkable, is expected to hit stores in April. "It is an honor to be publishing Abby Sunderland's memoir. Hers is a powerful story of faith and perseverance,"...

2010-10-26 08:20:00

It has been almost six months since 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's 40-foot vessel, Wild Eyes, was damaged in a storm, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But on Monday, she finally got a chance to meet the people who developed the technology used to save her life. Abby visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 25 to meet Search and Rescue Manager Dave Affens and a team of engineers. He and his team developed the Search and Rescue Satellite...

2010-07-04 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ex-White House aide Robert Weiner and Noah Merksamer, policy analyst for Robert Weiner Associates, are asking why Lawrence and Marianne Sunderland are not being prosecuted for endangering their daughter, a minor, by allowing and expediting her extremely high risk, life-threatening solo boat voyage around the globe. In a column in the July 4 Ventura County Star (California), the paper near the Sunderlands, Weiner and Merksamer say, "On June...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.