Posts Tagged ‘Abby Sunderland’

Episode 7 Adventures in Sunderland, Abby Gets An Agent

July 8, 2010

In Episode 7, Adventures in Sunderland, rescued teen sailor Abby Sunderland, hires a talent agent.

The 16-year-old signed Lyall Mercer, head of an Australian-based public relations and talent management firm, to handle her business affairs, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

Mercer says Sunderland is “very marketable” and will use her public profile to “inspire others to follow their dreams.”

“She is popular across the world, has followed her dream, overcome challenges and survived. She is an inspiration,” he said in a statement released this week.

It was not immediately known what projects were planned, however, Sunderland has said she would like to write a book about her adventures.

Abby is also looking into starring into an action adventure movie, Abby Get Your Gun….


Episode 6, Adventures in Sunderland, Taming Tornado Alley

July 5, 2010

In Episode 6 of Adventures in Sunderland, Storm-chasers Roger and Caryn Hill will take  Abby Sunderland, junior thrill seeker, on the hunt of her  life  chasing deadly and destructive tornados.

Ploughing their way through ‘Tornado Alley’, Roger and Caryn will take Abby along the back alleys of the most dangerous tornados in the world.

Offering adrenaline inducing ‘Silver Lining Tours’, Abby  will be taken to within a quarter of a mile of some of the swirling 300mph vertical wind funnels to test her emotional “sails”.

Getting so close to the tornados Abby will  hear their roar and see debris flying inside them.

‘They can move at up to 60mph and they turn at up to 300mph,’ she said.

‘They can be over one mile wide and they can destroy entire towns and uproot entire villages. Watch Abby attempt to bag some F4 tornadoes..

Episode 5, The Adventures in Sunderland, Watch Out Baby On Board

July 1, 2010

In Episode Five, of Adventures of Sunderland, Cannonball Run, 16-year old Abby Sunderland, junior thrill seeker, will attempt to perform the dangerous demolition car stunts at the annual Knoxville car and thrill show. Lets follow Abby’s wacky  adventures attempting to  fly through the air in her Ford Fairlane “Crazy Eyes”. In true Sunderland fashion, her new baby brother, Paul-Louis Sunderland, who weighed 8lbs-9oz born last Tuesday will ride with her in the front seat with no restraining belts.

The newborn was named after Paul Louis Le Moigne, the captain of Ile De La Reunion, which picked up Abby after her 40-foot (12m) yacht, Wild Eyes, was damaged in rough seas.

Episode 4,Adventures in Sunderland,Abby Sails With The Devil

June 25, 2010

In Episode four, of Adventures of Sunderland, 16-year old Abby Sunderland, junior thrill seeker, will attempt once again, to navigate through dangerous waters. Abby will place herself in an extremely dangerous position encircled in a violent, political and hated environment. Lets follow Abby’s wacky  adventures attempting to  steer clear of political and international hatred as Abby crews with Tony Heyward…


Episode Three, Adventures In Sunderland, Being All She Can Be

June 20, 2010

In Episode three, of Adventures of Sunderland, 16-year old Abby Sunderland will brave one of  the most dangerous jobs in the world. Abby will train to be a certified trained gun range assistant. This episode, she will train with the North Korean military to help spot target practice for future sharp shooters.

Lets follow Abby’s wacky  adventures attempting to  steer clear of  a large wave of sniper bullets.




Adventures in Sunderland”The North Yungus Road”,Boliva. Episode Two

June 15, 2010

In Episode two, of Adventures of Sunderland ,16-year old Abby Sunderland will brave the most dangerous road in the world. Built by Paraguayan prisoners of war in the 1930s, the North Yungas Road, which locals call the “Road of Death,” snakes across roughly 40 miles of the Andes in northeastern Bolivia. In 1995, the Inter-American Development Bank named the La Paz to Coroico route “the world’s most dangerous road.” And for good reason. The unpaved road is bordered by 3,000-foot cliffs. More than 100 travelers die every year trekking the route’s hairpin curves. Lets follow Abby’s  adventures attempting to  steer clear of danger with a drivers license of 6 months..


Sunderlands Have Reality Show,Wants Kids To Get Out There And Do Things

June 14, 2010

Amid fierce criticism for allowing their 16 year-old daughter Abby’s almost-tragic attempt to sail around the world by herself, the NY Post now reports that Laurence Sunderland had signed a contract for a reality show “about his family of daredevil kids”.

Standing in the driveway outside his home, Sunderland explained the theme he envisioned for the show.”We thought it might be a good idea if it was encouraging to kids to get out there and do things,” he said. Sunderland said he didn’t initially get many bites.But Magnetic Entertainment of Studio City, Calif., is already promoting “Adventures in Sunderland” and “Abby’s Journey,” a documentary, on its Web site.

Been There Done That…Kids Getting Out There and Doing Things.



Eye View Hollywood,Diddy’s $360,000 Maybach Birthday Gift To Son Questioned On ‘Nightline’

June 13, 2010

When asked by Martin Bashir, if he enjoyed being a dad, Diddy said yes, but admitted that it was the area that he did not consider himself most successful, citing that his kids “deserved more (of his) personal time.”That response jump-started a series of questions about Diddy’s parental discretion that made the hip-hop figure visibly annoyed at times.

Bashir suggested that Diddy was setting a bad example as a role model by having six kids by multiple women.

Diddy defended himself, saying, “All of my kids are taken care of. They all go to the best schools.” Bashir quipped, “But you don’t live with them.”  Nightline aired footage of the VH1 show My Super Sweet 16, celebrating Diddy’s son Justin.

 That episode made the news when it aired in February because Diddy gave Justin a Maybach car worth more than $360,000. Bashir asked Diddy what many people wanted to know — “Do you think it was appropriate to buy your 16-year-old son a Maybach car worth almost $400,000?”When Bashir asked if giving such a lavish gift imposed a “sensible lesson,” Diddy said, “I feel the way I raise my children, you know, I don’t have to explain to you or anybody else because nobody knows the way I raise my children.” “It’s what I wanted to do. I can do whatever I want to do with my children. And you can’t question me about it. Nobody can question me about what I do with my children.”

Maybe Diddy should have gotten  Justin a $200,000 boat?

French fishing boat rescues stranded Calif. Teen, French Fishing Captain said “Je voudrais personnes regardent leurs enfants!”

June 12, 2010

A French fishing vessel rescued a California teenager Saturday from her crippled sailboat in the turbulent southern Indian Ocean, bringing relief to her family but ending her around-the-world sailing effort.

Laurence Sunderland, the father of 16-year-old Abby Sunderland, told reporters outside his home that the Australian Maritime Safety Authority had contacted him to confirm the rescue more than 2,000 miles from the western Australia coast.

“She got out of her vessel with the clothes on her back, and we are just really excited and ecstatic that Abigail is in safe hands,” he said. “She was in good spirits … She talked to her mother.”

Sunderland has been stranded in heavy seas since Thursday, when she set off a distress signal after the mast collapsed, knocking out her satellite communications. The elder Sunderland said the family was not going to elaborate on the problems that led to the emergency.

The Australian group said the French ship Ile De La Reunion brought Sunderland on board from her stricken craft Saturday afternoon at the site (about 2:45 a.m. PDT).

French authorities called it a “delicate operation” and at one point the fishing boat’s captain fell into the ocean. “He was fished out in difficult conditions” and is in good health, said a statement from the French territory of Reunion Island. The French Captain visibly upset said,  

“Je voudrais les gens prendrait soin de leurs petits enfants. Je suis presque noyé sauver certains californien le gosse. Elle était si faible si elle était un poisson, j’aurais jeté son retour dans… C’était mon plus meurtrière capture..”

Spokesman:Trip likely over for US teen sailor,AAA On The Way

June 11, 2010

THOUSAND OAKS, California (AP)—A 16-year-old California girl who is awaiting rescue in the Indian Ocean aboard her storm-damaged yacht will likely give up on her dream of sailing solo around the world, a familyspokesman said Friday. 

“This is the end of the dream. There’s no boat to sail,” he said

Sunderland set off a distress beacon when her sailboat became damaged by 30-foot (9-meter) waves.

Her boat’s mast was broken—ruining satellite phone reception—and was dragging with the sail in the ocean, said search coordinator Mick Kinley, acting chief of the Australia Maritime Safety Authority that chartered a commercial jet for the search.

But the keel was intact, the yacht was not taking on water and Sunderland was equipped for the conditions, he said.

“The aircraft (crew) spoke to her. They told her help was on the way and she sounds like she’s in good health,” Kinley told reporters in Canberra.

“She’s going to hang in there until a vessel can get to her.”

AAA said they would be sending a boat and would be there in the standard 45 minutes. State Farm will access the damage. State Farm spokesperson said privately, “she is a female driver so we expect her rates to go up a little.” Unfortunately we see this all the time around prom time.” Family spokesman said that Abby was bad about sailing and texting.. Her dad said the yacht would be parked in the garage for an undisclosed length of time..