Teenage Sailor Jessica Watson Circumnavigates Globe by Herself

Teenage Sailor Jessica Watson Circumnavigates Globe by Herself

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jessica-watson-sailor.jpgShe has battled mountainous seas, intense loneliness and cold gale force winds, but Jessica Watson, 16, proved her critics wrong by becoming the youngest person to solo-circumnavigate the globe, when her yacht returned home to a momentous welcome in Sydney this morning.

“As a little girl people don’t think you’re capable of these things, they don’t realise what young people, 16-year-olds and girls are capable of,” she told the waiting crowds. “But it’s amazing what you can do.”

After more than 200 days and 23,000 nautical miles without seeing a fellow human being, an obviously overwhelmed Miss Watson fell into the arms of her family, who were clearly relieved to see her back.

(READ the story in the Daily Telegraph) – Check out Jessica’s blog, her.

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