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French boat rescues Sunderland, 16

Updated: June 12, 2010, 12:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- A French fishing vessel rescued a California teenager Saturday from her crippled sailboat in the turbulent southern Indian Ocean, bringing relief to her family but ending her around-the-world sailing effort.

Abby Sunderland, 16, was quickly back to blogging about her experience after she was picked up more than 2,000 miles from the western Australia coast.

"The long and the short of it is, well, one long wave, and one short mast [short meaning 2 inch stub,]" ...

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