Albatross: A True Story of a Woman's Survival at Sea

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Random House Publishing Group, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
What was supposed to be an easy cruise turned into a nightmare for Deborah Scaling and her four friends, as a seventy knot gale capsized and destroyed their yacht, leaving them adrift in a rubber dingy for five days. After fighting off fear, hypothermia, delirium and sharks, only Scaling and one other survived.

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User Review  - gaillamontagne - LibraryThing

This is the true story of a woman's survival from a shipwreck in the Alantic Ocean in October of 1982. Story read by Karen Allen, (Raiders of the Lost Ark) added a haunting lilt to the narration. I ... Read full review

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This is a great read. The first third is 'before the storm' and I actually liked it as much as the main event since it gave a personal insight into what it's like crewing yachts on the east coast Main ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Deborah Scaling Kiley is a passionate sailor. In her early years, she participated in an Outward Bound program that later helped her survive the wreck of the Trashman. She went on to graduate from the University of Texas in 1999 and routinely speaks and writes on survival. Her book is entitled, Albatross: A True Story of a Woman's Survival at Sea. Kiley currently lives in Texas with her children Marka and John.

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