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Yeah jrd, this part was particularly silly:

"We've made sure that we don't send her out into some blistering gale."

That's quite a weather window on a circumnavigation.


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I do agree that she does not give off vybes which instill confidence;

but well I was soloing in my12'dinghy around the bay at a younger age, came extremely close to crewing on World safari 2 at 16 on a circumnavigation and solo delivered yachts at 18, as crew at 15, so looking back - I was bulletproof. What an idiot I was - but it was fun.

Regardless of what is said or advised or what we think, she is going anyway so wish her a fast safe trip.


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She leaves Sunday.

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Regarding leaving....My gut tells me its a joint decision in any campaign not just this one...tactician, manager whoever...it's not just the skippers decision to make....come on guys your nit-picking.

Picking a fight with the big guy down at the bar is not the reason for going down there...getting a drink is...but if he jumps you once you there minding your own business then you have to deal with it.

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I was bulletproof. What an idiot I was - but it was fun.
Now that's the truth. It's easy to pontificate now - but you nailed that one. It was great being an idiot back in the day. I still enjoy it actually.

And, you're right, at the end of it all, I hope she has a safe, successful trip.


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Well - she's off.....

"Teenage adventurer Jessica Watson is finally set sail on her quest to make history. Well-wishers thronged The Spit in Sydney's Middle Harbour as the 16-year-old cast off around 9am (AEDT) in her yacht Ella's Pink Lady."

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GO Jess..Our prayers are with you...you've got guts girl!

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Its great to see her on her way, and wishing her lots of fun and new memories all good. It seems she is not the only young lady attempting a single sail non stop around the world. With following this site Where Next? - Bob Williams read where Bob was talking with a young lady in the Canaries, who might be doing the same but not with as much coverage. Have contacted Bob to see if can learn more.

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Lordy, lordy...this can't turn out well.

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Pic : Bathtime in the sun with the cockpit covered in cosmetics!


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smackdaddy, you're too funny....but good point!

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