Young sailors attempt to beat Jessica Watson

After  Jessica Watson made history and become the official youngest ever solo sailor circumnavigate history by Sailing into Sydney Harbour Saturday morning (15th May 2010), there were a couple of teenagers around the world who wish to beat Jessica Watson record.

A YOUNG Californian sailor – Abby Sunderland was one of them who unfortunately failed in her attempt to beat Jessica watson record to be the youngest person to sail around the world solo. US teenager, Abby Sunderland dream came apart when she was forced to radio for emergency help when her yacht was dis-masted in huge storms in the Indian Ocean. She was later picked up by a French fishing vessel, and ultimately abandoned her stricken yacht.

Watch rescue efforts underway as the 16-year-old abandons her round-the-world quest: