Saturday, May 15, 2010

Youngest to Sail around the World Solo and Unassisted



Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail around the globe solo, nonstop and unassisted. She successfully maneuvered her boat through raging storms, 40-foot (12-meter) waves and seven knockdowns during the 23,000 nautical mile journey. Watson sailed northeast through the South Pacific and across the equator, south to Cape Horn at the tip of South America, across the Atlantic Ocean to South Africa, through the Indian Ocean and around southern Australia.

Watson, from Buderim, north of Brisbane in Queensland state, sailed out of Sydney on Oct. 18 despite protests by critics that she was too immature and inexperienced for the treacherous journey. Her parents maintained that she was well-prepared and noted she has been sailing since age 8.

Watson braved boat knockdowns and seven months of solitude on a sail around the world and now she is ready for another challenge... to get a driver's license.

2 comments:

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Aguy ka gutsy bataa. nice sdsa iyang adventure uy walay parents samukan hehehe

josie said...

a very brave young girl, congrats to the proud parents

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