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

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Random House, Apr 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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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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In 1982, experienced sailor Kiley, then 24, agreed to crew a sailboat from Maine to Florida. After a fierce storm sank the boat off the coast of North Carolina, the crew of five struggled onto an ill ... 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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