Here is the LA Times take on the press conference
Another article describing the outfitting of Wild Eyes
"Abby's sailboat, "Wild Eyes," which was floating in mid-ocean more than 700 miles from the nearest land as Abby's plane landed in California, continued to drift east with the current and wind, making about 24 nautical miles per day toward the coast of Australia, more than 2,000 miles away.
Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII