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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

http://www.jessicawatson.com.au/

and leave a comment on her blog.

http://www.youngestround.blogspot.com/

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.<br />
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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.