Jessica Watson and Michael Perham met well before her adventure.
Here she is snuggling with him at Mooloolaba before her quest.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Andrew won't be drawn on the fact that Jessica had stated an intention to beat Jesse Martin's record on her blog, which has since been removed.
People are now suggesting she was helped by her coach around the Horn. This was merely a suggestion from her employer that he hoped to be able to get close enough to wave at Jessica at the Cape. It wasn't recorded at all on her blog. Who knows if he did or not?
Friday, May 7, 2010
Pink Lady Apples have claimed, as they did before departure, that the logo is a breach of copyright.
Hard to blame them I s'pose but they are being nice about it.
Anarchy? LoL...“To their credit, Pink lady Apples seems to be remarkably cool about it, but of course Watson's team should have approached PLA about a sponsorship deal long ago instead of putting themselves in this unfortunate situation. And of course it doesn't take anything away from her record sail, but clearly someone on the team screwed up. Now, PLA has an opportunity to maybe actually make something good out of this instead of coming down as the corporate heavies on Watson and we'll be watching closely to see what they do.”http://www.sailinganarchy.com/index_page1.php
Thursday, May 6, 2010
and Jesse Martin, he crossed the equator near Africa in the Doldrums.
Which route's safer?
Technology can now track a yachts mileage, so why adhere to 'old school' rules set for speed freaks viz WSSRC ?
What a Quest these two sailors embarked on! Extraordinary individuals.
This is what the 'Ananarchy site said..."What bullshit
As you know, we loath the officious way much of this sport is run, and we speak out about it whenever warranted. So when we heard that Jessica Watson will be denied world record status of being the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, we took a look at it and are calling bullshit, not only on the facts, but the whiners who are complaining about Watson.
It turns out that in order to meet the strict criteria of the record, she had to sail 21,600 miles, but apparently is going to come up short of that. So what? Did she not 'start and return from the same port, cross all meridians of longitude and cross the equator, as required to complete her journey'? The answer is yes, yes and yes. Yet in order to claim the record, she needed to add some 2,000 miles to her tally, miles which are extraneous, unnecessary and a perfect example of the officious aspect of which we speak.
And we find it ridiculous that the wank from sail world is squawking the loudest about Watson's record not being valid. How about instead of whining like a little bitch about that the the 'official' rules were not met, just call it for what it is - she's the youngest to do what she did. Celebrate it, call it a record, and stop acting like a douche. A tall order, we know.
But who cares what he says? We think, and we bet most of you do too, that Jessica kicked ass, will meet the definitions of being the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, and deserves official recognition for it. Screw the wankers who claim otherwise.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Cape Howe situated on what Tasmanians like to call us "The Mainland."
Arriving Here from Here
So there it is that shining dome, atop yon white light tower
I saw it only months before, a lighthouse stemlike flower
It beckoned me to stay behind, not take to distant ocean
My destiny was written then, that siren’s power broken
I sailed off with cliffs astern, set course way out for here
So many months have disappeared, so many showed they care
For young as I such tender years, portrayed to one and all
An Inner longing deep within, answering primordial call
As rocky portal flanks both sides, flotilla widely spread
I think of miles beneath my feet, across pink deck I’ve tread
From rattlings hold I wave to all, no one particularly
For port and starb’d, stern to bow, the crowds another sea
The tears are joy and sadness too, emotions on the flow
This trip is done, the miles complete, I’m back and I’m on show
I will not say it wasn’t hard, a task sometimes so great
Success was something meant for me, by sailing to my fate
If dreams are made to let us live, with hope and wondrous thought
Each of us can only try, to honour those dream we’ve caught
For me I’m home a new girl born, through happiness and fear
Most of all, my dream came true, “by setting out for here”