- - Jessica Watson's website has a whole page devoted to her route which is north to the equator; south to Cape Horn
; then an north/south arc in the Atlantic to Cape of Good Hope then straight across the Indian Ocean. Unless the North Pole ice melts this is the only route to go around the world without touching land. The north loop to the equator is to satisfy the accepted definition of "around the world by crossing "all medians and the equator". Here is her website: Jessica Watson - youngest ever to sail around the world
- - It is interesting though that the major "record keeper" organizations for sailing records have both dropped/discontinued the "youngest" categories and will not recognize her if she succeeds. Jesse Martin is the last recognized record holder by these organizations. I suspect the organizations thought it best to not "officially" encourage underage/under-experienced kids from killing themselves. Most likely a self-protective actions to also prevent silly lawsuits.
- - So that means everybody subsequent to Jesse Martin will be "un-official" record holders, which is not a great problem for Jessica Watson as she is involved in a major marketing endeavor with all her "sponsors" and media hyped event. If she succeeds - like Tanya Anebi did many years ago - Jessica will have a good source of income from appearances, books, and other PR
projects for a few years - just like Tanyai Anebi.
- - The British chap - Mike - started out on the same quest, ATW, unassisted, non-stop but had a major equipment failure off Spain/Portugal and had to put into port for repairs
. He then shifted categories to RTW, assisted and changed his route to transit the Panama Canal. So he had an easier time by avoiding the Capes on his return to England. He has a nice website.