News__ Sail on Jessica!
16-year-old sailor, Jessica Watson is sailing around the world--alone. She set off on her journey October 18 to become the youngest person to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe. People have voiced concern for her safety due to her age and expertise, but Jessica's mom is in full support. She posted an update on Jessica's blog yesterday morning. "I know you are all anxious to hear from Jess, but she's a little preoccupied on her first day, so she asked me to post a quick note to let everyone know that the departure went well this morning." Go girl!
Jessica Watson will spend the next eight months alone on board her candy colored ship, Ella's Pink Lady (kinda sounds like her boat was named after a $14 cocktail), navigating through 28,000 miles of the world's oceans. Pretty amazing if you ask us.
Of course there will be risks involved, but there are risks involved in anything. Some, obviously, a bit greater than others, but Jessica is confident and (clearly) believes highly in her skill levels of navigation, maritime and electronics. We also think it is shocking that a 16-year-old has so much individuality and mettle, she trusts herself to handle eight months of solitude. We salute you Jessica. Sail on!
Via: The Guardian UK