Thursday, June 10, 2010

Abby is Fine!

We have just heard from the Australian Search and Rescue. The plane arrived on the scene moments ago. Wild Eyes is upright but her rigging is down. The weather conditions are abating. Radio communication was made and Abby reports that she is fine!

We don't know much else right now. The French fishing vessel that was diverted to her location will be there in a little over 24 hours. Where they will take her or how long it will take we don't know.

More updates as news comes in.

Laurence & Marianne

3,029 comments:

  1. YES!!!!! congatulations!

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  2. as i've said before, she will have a nice cup of french tea in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo

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  3. I am sooooo glad she's okay! You all must have been so worried. Sending good vibes and hopes her way.

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  4. So thrilled to hear the good news!

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  5. Glad to hear that Abby's fine. It's a great news indeed!!

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  6. I have been watching the news all day congratulations this is great news good luck but I am sure she will be fine

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  7. Thats a gr8 news guys , gr8 news, have u contacted Indian navy teams ? may be some ships may be out there.

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  8. I only just heard about your attempt today (I really wish I'd known about it before the beginning), but was so worried, and am just SO happy you're okay.

    I've been reading your blog, and keep telling people that you are such a badass! Seriously. Props to ya, girl! If you can't complete this trip, I sure do hope you get to try again. Really, really impressive.

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  9. I was worried just reading the news..

    Great to hear! All the best to Abby!

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  10. Praise God!!!!!

    Jennifer in Texas (again -- I have been up all night checking her status and praying)

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  11. Thank God!

    Alan from Brisbane

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  12. HOORAY! PRAISE THE LORD!

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  13. Praise be to God!!

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  14. Excellent news! So happy to hear she's fine. Thank you for the update.

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  15. FANTASTIC!!! Great News. Training, brains and determination always comes through. Thank you Australian Search and Rescue. :-)

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  16. Thank God. We've been praying for her.
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

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  17. Thank God. Blessings on Abby, everyone involved and your family.

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  18. Prayers answered :)
    Thank you for the info.
    Prayers continuing.

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  19. Oh Abby, please be fine, we are all so worry but we know that you can do it..

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  20. We are so relieved and glad to hear this good news! what an answer to so many prayers.

    Albert and Carol in Northern California

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  21. Prayers Have Been Answered!

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  22. So pleased Abby is located, and she is fine.

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  23. so glad to hear it -- was praying that she would be found quickly and o.k.

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  24. Thank God!!!
    All our prayers are with you!
    Be safe Abby!!!

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  25. I have been following Abby's story and have been up tonight praying for your daughter. God has surely blessed your family and there is much to celebrate today! My prayers will continue for your family until Abby is safely home. Cindy

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  26. Great News!!! We can exhale now..

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  27. Thank you so much for updating, i was worried about her!

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  28. thank the Lord. i was praying for her

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  29. Schweet! Great news!!

    Now that we know Abby's ok, I sure hope the vessel isn't lost. That would be a real drag.

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  30. That must be such a relief, our thoughts go out to you and Abby...

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  31. Wow! SO RELIEVED!!!

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  32. I AM VIKAS FROM MEDFORD OREGON. I AM SO HAPPY THAT SHE'S FINE. I ALSO PRAYED FOR HER AND GOD HAD TO BE WITH SUCH BRAVE GIRL.
    THANKS GOD...
    VIKAS

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  33. Abby!!! I'm so glad that you are fine!!! I will allways support you!!!

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  34. Hello! Am I reading this right, Abby has been found safe & sound?!?! Please tell me that is so!!!

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  35. Great news!

    Does it appear that her engine is still out as well?

    What are the current weather conditions?

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  36. What wonderful news! Thank you God

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  37. So incrediby thankful! Prayers continuing for all to come together smoothly as she is brought in.

    Caral from Camarillo

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  38. Thank God! He was watching out for her.

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  39. Praise Jesus! Continuing to pray.

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  40. That's great news! Best of luck to her and godspeed in the recovery of her and her boat. Your family is in my prayers.

    Take care,
    Colin

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  41. Oh great!! me and my wife were a bit concerned there as we were second guessing whether or not we should let our 10 year old also try to sail solo next week.

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  42. Yay! I am so glad to hear of this good news.

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  43. I couldn't be happier that Abby has been found alive and well. Thank you for the updates. I certainly wasn't sleeping!

    Thank you for keeping us updated.

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  44. Praise God above for His faithfulness to this child and her family!!

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  45. Just saw the news flash on Reuters and am ecstatic and teary-eyed at the moment. Thenk God she is okay and will be fine! She's a brave trekker and I'm finally relieved tonight. Just a concerned news watcher who was saying little prayers for her all day.

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  46. This is great news! I have been following this story and wow what an impressive young woman.

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  47. that is wonderful news!!!!! Good job Abby!!! Keeping my prayers with your family for a safe rest of your journey

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  48. That's really great news! Fingers crossed here in Sweden. Best of luch to all of you.

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  49. Greg and Sheila BairJune 10, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    PRAISE GOD!

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  50. Fantastic news!

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  51. Glad to hear she's OK. I wish her well and safe passage. Kathryn from Canada

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  52. Wonderful news...I have been praying so hard for Abby and your family since I heard the news today. I'm so glad she is safe...God bless you all!

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  53. so glad to hear! Just read in the paper here in Norway, tht she was mssng! So glad to hear everything s ok!!

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  54. Yay! I am so glad to hear of this good news.

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  55. Thank God! The best best outcome, wonderful news :)

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  56. I am so happy to hear that you are okay!! :)

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  57. Thank heavens for that. I was really worried when I read she was missing.

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  58. So glad to hear. Have been praying that she would be found quickly and be o.k.

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  59. So happy to read this! I have been following this story all day! Sooo relieved!

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  60. Good News Indeed! Hopefully Abby was not injured as a result of losing the rig. Looking forward to more good news from Indian Ocean.

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  61. Great news!!!!!!! I hope everything works out well for Abby. Us Aussies will be looking out for her.

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  62. This is amazing news! I couldn't sleep after reading Abby was in some trouble. I've been waiting for this update and it came much sooner than I expected! Wow! Keep pushing Abby! You're such an inspiring young woman and have already accomplished more than most people do in their entire lifetime. So glad and relieved to hear you are safe!

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  63. Yay!!! Thank you Jesus!

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  64. HALLELUJAH!

    People from Texas to India have been praying along with you through this. Godspeed.

    Bram in Kyle, TX

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  65. Great news !
    Wishing you all the very best !

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  66. I've been praying and checking the news since I first heard about Abby's distress signals! I just knew she was going to be OK! Thank God! God Bless you all! I can't imagine what a relief it must be for your family.

    Abby, you have so many people looking out for you! You're a brave girl!

    Nancy

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  67. That's great news! Relieved to hear she's alive and well. For god's sake just get her home.

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  68. Fabulous news!!! I have been reading and watching since day one, and I just had a feeling that Abby and Wild Eyes would get through this together!! YAY! I cannot imagine the relief you are feeling right now!

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  69. Thank you I had been worried


    http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=26897355&blogId=535671379

    Hamish

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  70. I actually stumbled across this story a couple hours ago while having trouble sleeping tonight and just wanted to let you know how glad I am to hear that she's ok. I know this must have been hard for the family, especially with all the criticism, but I'm glad that you all had the courage to support her in her dreams! I will continue praying for her safe return.

    As for Abby - You go girl! ;)

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  71. Thank goodness for that, 2000 miles off the West Australian coast reports were the aircraft was only going to be able to spend 2 hours searching in the area due to fuel constraints

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  72. Felix from MunichJune 10, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Just heard about the trip of your daughter. I'm happy that she is fine. Sounds like some rest for you after these "scary hours".

    Felix

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  73. I'm happy she is okay! Your Abby you and your family have been in my thoughts!

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  74. Prayers answered! Praise god.

    Soldier's Mum xxx

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  75. Fantastic News! She can handle this! I wish her and her team all the best!

    I hope that she will be proud in the end!

    Kind Regards,

    Michiel from the Netherlands

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  76. Bless you, Abby! So glad you are safe and sound!

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  77. Praise the lord! Glad to hear all is well!

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  78. Incredible news!

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  79. Thank God! Wonderful news!

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  80. Woosh.. Good News! :-)

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  81. Thanking God for this answer to all the prayers on her behalf! So glad she is alright!

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  82. Greaaat!

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  83. GREAT NEWS!! Thank you for the update!

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  84. praise the Lord!!!

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  85. That great news. Greetings from Poland.

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  86. Excellent news!

    Jerry

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  87. That is GREAT NEWS! Very happy to hear she's fine!
    Greetings from Perth, Western Australia!

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  88. What a brave young woman you have there

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  89. Hallelujah! Praise God. Abby is fine. God is watching over her. T.U.G.!!!

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  90. Thank you, Lord for your faithfulness! Thank you for the peace you've given Abby's family and the help you've given Abby during this crisis!

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  91. Fantastic news..... so relieved !

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  92. Ali Brisbane AustraliaJune 10, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    I'm glad to hear she's ok. All the best to you Abby.

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  93. Wow that is really great news!! I am happy for Abby and her Family. You are amazing and completely inspiring! And I think it is great to have family and friends who support you in following your dreams (:

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  94. Thanking God for this answer to all the prayers on her behalf! So glad she is alright!

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  95. I have been waiting up and checking online often all day to hear this good news. I am so happy for your family.

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  96. Way to go, Abby! Whatever happened, she kept a cool head and all is well!

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  97. Thank the good Lord! Prayers do work.

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  98. Happy to hear that contact was made, this is wonderful news. Your daughter is so strong and good for her for keeping it together.

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  99. christopher FennerJune 10, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    So glad she is OK..

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  100. I can't tell you how glad we are to hear this great news! We are rejoicing with you and praising God!

    Homeschool family in Eastern WA

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  101. I am soooo happy to hear this wonderful news!! I've been checking on different news sites all day hoping to hear something. I can't even imagine what all of you have been going through the past 24 hours. Thank goodness your prayers were answered.

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  102. Thank God for this....

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  103. I knew that!
    I am going to read the whole Abby's blog because this girl is changing my life already. I was scared of everything all my life and Abby gives me strength to overcome my fears. She is so brave!

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  104. Glad to hear she is alright! Hopefully she can get her boat fixed and continue her journey.

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  105. Hope everything fine with her, please give us good news!!! Victor

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  106. Wonderful! So glad she is safe!

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  107. Thank goodness! I have been praying for Abby all day! God is good!

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  108. So happy for you !! Will continue prayers for the safety of your very brave girl!!!

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  109. I'm glad to read these good news. Keep it up, Abby!

    Roland Schultz, Nienburg, Germany

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  110. This is great news.

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  111. Awesome! So glad that she is ok!

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  112. Praise the Lord! Our God is an awesome God!

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  113. Thank God! I'm so relieved for you and your family.

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  114. That's a relief :)

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  115. Positive that she is not seriously injured :)

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  116. This is a relief

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  117. Thank God, The Dowlearn family from Jacinto City, Texas will continue to pray.

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  118. What great news for all of you....

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  119. Thank goodness for that, we were all worried there for a while, there's a heap of us behind you - Gary

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  120. That is indeed great news! God Bless.

    You have a brave daughter

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  121. My husband and I were heartbroken to hear that Abby was in trouble earlier this evening. We have been following her story since she departed on her journey. So overjoyed to hear that she is okay!!! Sending prayers to Abby and your family!!

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  122. it's so good to hear that shes fine, ive been worried all day since hearing it on the radio this morning.

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  123. That's great news!! Everyones prayers and wishes came true! Great job by search and rescue!

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  124. Thank you Lord! We have been praying for your daughter!

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  125. I'm glad she is alright! Hopefully she can get her boat fixed and continue her dream.

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  126. Great news, well done to the brave folks from search and rescue!!

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  127. Wonderful! So glad Abby is safe.

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  128. so glad to hear that she is all right. safe voyage.

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  129. Wonderful news!

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  130. Great to hear she's fine.

    Greetings from Estonia!

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  131. Abbey: Such a relief knowing that you have been found. You are a very brave young girl and have accomplished so much already. Get home safely!!!!

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  132. good news! thank god! all of us sailors salute you!

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  133. Wonderful news!!! Much of the world has been holding it's breath.

    Mike M

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  134. Glad for a little good news, she is in our prayers. Go Abby Go

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  135. Great news, I feared the worst. This story is really catching all the head lines.

    R/Chuck
    Bundang South Korea

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  136. What a great relief! This is wonderful news. Congratulations!

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  137. Dear Laurence and Marianne

    So relieved to hear the news! The New York Times online hasn't yet included this latest update. My thoughts and admiration are with Abby and you guys.

    All the best,

    Mrigaa, a fan in Thailand

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  138. Great to hear you are safe can they repair your yacht and you can continue the trip around the world ?

    KC

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  139. Fantastic news!

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  140. Praise be to God!!!! Thank you Jesus and let's hear it for Abby's and Wild Eyes' Guardian Angel!!! God does hear and answer our prayers!!!!!! I was not going to rest till I heard something so thank you and now I can lay me down to sleep and pray the Lord my soul to keep and Abby's too!
    Blessings to you all and a big electronic hug to that wonderful daughter you raised to overcome anything--thanks for the update!
    Gramma Lee

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  141. Good news!

    (Praying from Yosemite National Park)

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  142. Yay! Such good news!

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  143. Great news, glad to hear she is fine and that the weather is getting better

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  144. We are so happy for you and your family that Abby is fine. We will continue to pray for you and your family until the vessel can get to her and further help her out. Thank you God :):):)

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  145. Thank God! Abby, and family, you are in a lot of prayers right now.

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  146. So glad to hear she's alright. You've all been in my thoughts all day waiting on updates. What a relief.

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  147. glad to hear she is still standing, hope the boat gets to her soon

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  148. Thank God! Very good news! Bob

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  149. FANTASTIC NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remarkable girl from a remarkable family.... She is a phenomenal sailor with an adventurous heart that hearkens back to earlier times.

    Thomas Edison said, "I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb."

    There is no failure here...anyone can be demasted...many have ;-)

    So glad she was so well prepared, and so glad she is fine!

    USA

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  150. Prayer Works! Thank God!

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  151. Abby,
    all Israel is reading about you in the news.
    we all home you are safe and well out there.

    shalom and good luck from Israel.

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  152. Thank God. I'm glad she's fine. No matter what happens withs this navigation from here on out, Abby is the youngest to sail solo through Cape Horn and is a great adventurer who has already made history and has done more than what most people will do in their lifetime. God Bless Abby, her team, and her family.

    A follower of your adventures
    Thomas from Tustin

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  153. As an Australian it is a pleasure that we were able to help Abby.

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  154. I have been worrying (and praying) for her all day - as I'm sure you have too. I know there's a long way to go yet for her to get to safety but this is a great start. The Australian news services don't have this news yet- last report about 30 minutes ago was that the plane only had another 45 minutes before thewy had to return to base due to fuel constraints. Keeping everything crossed from now until she's safe. Chris H. Adelaide South Australia - one of the huge band of Jessicans - but she's safely ashore now so I can divert my prayers to Abby. What a wonderful pair they are.

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  155. That is Great news!

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  156. I just heard on the news that they have spoken to her - hope you have been able to also.

    fantastic news!

    :)

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  157. That is wonderful news! :)

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  158. Praise God! I've been watching and praying for your daughter.

    Your brother in Christ,
    Nevada Preacher

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  159. Thank goodness they found her and that she is well. Everyone at my work was pray for her safety. She is an amazing girl and an inspiration. I'm elated that she is well! My thoughts and prayer for her ordeal to be at an end quickly. Hang on sweetie!

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  160. We have all been praying in Australia that Abby would be found safe and well, so fantastic news!!!

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  161. I am relieved for you all that Abby has been found I hope she is ok and she is able to reach land safe and soon.

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  162. Hi Abby, I send you my thoughts, you are doing great!

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  163. GREAT TO HEAR OF THE GOOD NEWS!!!

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  164. Great Abby!!, I know you can achieve your targets.

    Enrique
    Lima-Peru

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