Jessica Watson on her Boat

Jessica Watson on her Boat

Jessica Watson Warned to Call off Sailing Trip

Jessica Watson, the 16 year old girl aiming to break a world record as the youngest to sail solo around the world, has reportedly been advised to cancel the trip by authorities in Australia. The Courier Mail revealed an alarming report this week, assessing Jessica Watson’s skills, or lack thereof, following the collision between her yacht and a bulk carrier during her test sail. The report states the Australian teenager most probably dozed off before her vessel hit and was dragged alongside the 63,000-ton cargo ship, didn’t activate a device to warn her of a potential collision, could not plot her journey, didn’t have a fatigue management plan, and had irregular latitude and longitude entries in her log book.

Acting Premier Paul Lucas last night said Jessica Watson should abandon her attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the world. “I’ll be honest. On this evidence I don’t think she’s ready to do this,” Mr Lucas told the CM. “We all admire this young woman’s spirit, but sailing solo around the world is a demanding and dangerous venture. It’s not a task anyone young or old should undertake lightly.”

Jessica Watson plans to set sail on her voyage around the world in October if repairs to her sailboat Ella’s Pink Lady are completed in time.

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Comments
  1. Eliza says:

    HI
    I just want to know why you want to no whyy do you want to sail around the wolrd your
    please reply
    Eliza Vary

  2. morrow says:

    do u have a way for us to watch ur videos u r taking when u r out there? or any way we can talk to u to ask and see how everyting is going?
    i am a sailer and i know how hard this is going to be!

    plzz reply!!
    thanks

  3. Hi jessica,
    I am world wide socisl worker, leader of whites club, and also a film director and actor from chennai, india. i am very eager to take a film about you, it will help you to boost your image around the world wide. if you are interested please call me by my email, or phone. 9445148137 . please see my website.
    Thanking you

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