A Very Determined Aussie

Jessica's personal ambition is to become the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world.

Each day I log onto her site to check her progress

and leave a comment on her blog.

With the huge following she has I doubt she has time to read all the well wishes and support.

I once considered sailing my yaucht from St Vincents Gulf SA to Port Phillip Bay in Victoria. I backed out in fear of the rugged south coast of Victoria.

She should be about 600 NM into the journey by now.

Go Jessie Go!

WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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That has been a concern for certain. However I do believe she has learnt from it and the detection methods she has on board have been improved. I'm sure she will stay on watch when in shipping lanes now.

An update on her position: Passed Lord Howe Island on a heading towards Norfolk Island in favourable wind.

I hope Jessica achieves her dream. However I am concerned about the collision that she had with the container ship in the lead up to her attempt.