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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Women Around The World

It’s a remarkable week for women and sailing around the world...

Photo April 13, 2011 Barcelona World Race ©
Record-breaking sixth place team finishes the Barcelona World Race and would-be 16-year-old solo circumnavigator Abby Sunderland releases her book.

Breaking Records
Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella sailed into the record books this morning and across the finish line of the Barcelona World Race after sailing around the world non-stop for over 102 days. Corbella becomes the first Spanish woman ever to sail and race non-stop around the world. Caffari is the only woman ever to have completed four circumnavigations, and in fact has sailed around the world more often in the last six years than any other sailor – male or female.

Unsinkable
Abby Sunderland is also in the news this week as she released a book about her attempt to sail around the world alone, at 16. You may remember that her trip was cut short by a rogue wave last June. In the following Today Show video taped earlier this week, Abby recaps her story and shares her surprising plans for the future.




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