Teen sailor’s dad planned reality show

Abby Sunderland abandons round-the-world trip after rescue

The father of Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old who attempted to sail round the world solo before being rescued after her boat was felled by a wave, revealed he’d signed a contract to do a reality show called “Adventures in Sunderland” about his family of daredevil kids. Her voyage was heavily criticized for its high risk and poor planning, but Sunderland said he was broke and thought the show, called “Adventures in Sunderland,” would “be a good idea if it was encouraging to kids to get out there and do things,” the New York Post reports. Magnetic Entertainment of Studio City, CA is already promoting the show on its website.

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