I, as a professional mariner have been a supporter of Laura from the beginning, because of having a Dutch sailing friend that was a neighbor of her and her dad that was able to give me some insight. She does posses a 6th sense about sailing that most of us could only dream of attaining and I include myself, and I have an Unlimited Tonnage license, grad of CMA.
I don't begrudge her the opportunity she now has to capitalize on what her skill set and determination has allowed her to accomplish. I have and always will be an ardent supporter of Laura. It is the choosing of Lyall Mercer, media hound and ambulance chaser extraordinaire, as her PR
rep, that I feel taints her accomplishments. Just research his involvement with QANTAS Flight QF72 and you will see firsthand the bottom feeder this guy is. There are plenty of PR
firms that help a client navigate the media in a positive light, but Laura's people went with Mercer.
Laura, Jessica, and Abby share the same PR
firm, so I guess this is what Laura has to look forward to
DANCING WITH THE STARS Can you pick out Jessica Watson?
I guess if this is what she wants, she picked the right PR
firm. I have a hunch, the PR
firm picked her, since Mercer seems to have a thing for teenage sailor girls.