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« on: November 25, 2009, 12:39:50 AM »

I can not really believe that no_one is interested?

Looks like we are going into  some Kind of Wine Appreciation instead of Australian Endevour? Old Boats Aside? Old Trailers Forgotten? , outboard engines just left in a wake?

Hey! Wake Up! Look What this young Lass is doing OK?

http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/about-jessica   For a Start!

Do the Blog!

Recent News is available on Aunty at 10 cents a Day!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/19/2747489.htm

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 07:33:04 AM »

Here here.. CI,
Jessica is a real champ. Be buggered if I'd even dream of such a wild feat.
My guess is... because of the controversy leading up to the commencement of her journey no one is really admitting they are following her progress. I for one, log on each and every day but not too many people I know are real keen to discuss her attempt with me... are they affraid she will come to harm...maybe? Perhaps they just want her to complete the trip before they become too excited for her? Your guess is as good as mine on this subject.

Last month, there was a tradgic yachting accident off the coast of Wollongong NSW which took two lives.
I knew one of the deceased reasonably well, plus two of my good friends where crew members onboard the Maxi at the time of the incident.
Jessica was actually staying in Sydney as a guest of the Skipper of the Yacht involved, that's why the start of her voyage was delayed for so long. That accident took the wind out of everyones sails, even people remotely connected with the sailing fraternity, and of course Jessica was deeply troubled by it.

Now that she is well on her way safely, we may well see the people of Australia start to admit they follow her and her voyage on her website on a regular basis. Her website actually receives zilloins of hits per day as you probably know!

Kay Cottee, Jessie Martin and Jessica Watson.. they are all heros in my book.
You go Girl Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 02:53:30 PM »

Check out Jessica's website as she nears the tip of South America.
http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/
As CI said, "Do the Blog"

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 08:40:53 AM »

Time has certainly flown by since Jessica set sail from Sydney in October.

In that time, she has shown the World her skill and courage.
So far she's endured two knockdowns during storms plus various storm damage to equipment and rigging. At one stage she even went to the top of the mast to conduct a wear inspection.

Presently, Jessica is back in Australian Waters, almost beneath Victoria and about to round the Southern tip of Tasmania before returning to Sydney via the East Coast of NSW.

Sadly, I won't be in Aus' when Jessica returns to Sydney.  I'll be on the high seas, sailing the South Pacific.. somewhere.
I trust there will be a huge flotilla on Sydney Harbour to welcome her back. I just wish I could be in two places at once.


Stay safe Jess.

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 10:13:04 AM »

I concur MERCMAN a magnificent effort. Almost unbelievable and it will silence all the critics of the project .
I am expecting the flotilla to hang around in Sydney harbour and welcome you and MERCMUM home  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 12:58:53 PM »

I've just been experimenting with Google  Earth .
Try moving the Earth away from you a little to fit it in the  screen comfortably.
Then invert it so that you can just see Antarctica at the top.
Then with your mouse/cursor spin it slowly either way.
You will see all the heavy bits at the bottom but look at all the ocean Jessica has to cover!
Another perspective on perspective .
Brave young lady.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 08:05:07 AM »

I now hope the welcoming spectators for Jessica Watson's return don't wait for Mr & Mrs MERCMAN on Sydney Habour .
Instructions in the Sunday Telegraph advise that all vessels must stay 200 metres from her ''bough' which was helpfully explaind in brackets as (front)
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 03:58:22 PM »

I was given Jessica's book as a recent Birthday present.
I'm not quite half way through it. However, I can recomend this book as a great read so far.

If you look on her website, I think you can still order a signed copy.

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 06:04:19 PM »

notice there is also a DVD on sale
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PS happy Birthday whenever it was Guy
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