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

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One late summer's day, the yacht Trashman set sail from Annapolis to Florida. On board were five young people: John, the captain; Meg, Mark, Brad, and Debbie Scaling. When the boat sailed into a gale, the eighty-knot winds shredded the sails. Forty-foot seas crashed through the cabin windows, and Trashman sank, leaving the crew adrift in a rubber dinghy. Albatross tells the story of how Debbie and Brad survived and how the tragedy changed Debbie Scaling's life forever.

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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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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

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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Deborah Scaling Kiley is an avid sailor who in her youth 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. Kiley currently lives in Texas with her children Marka and John.

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