Yesterday when we heard that Abby Sunderland's EPIRBs had been activated and her team were unable to contact her, we were extremely concerned for her and her family.
This morning we were very relieved to hear that a spotter plane had been mobilised, had located and spoken with Abby.
We understand she has been dismasted and a fishing boat is on it's way to meet with her.
We're all hugely disappointed for her but she has proved to be of very strong character and very capable. Sailing around the world as we all know is a huge undertaking at any age and the chances of being dismasted in bad weather are relatively high.
Our thoughts continue to be with her and her family. We look forward to hearing when they are reunited.
Mike, Fiona, Peter and Heather