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#829404 - 04/02/2010 16:32 Jessica Watson's round the world trip
Keith Offline
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I couldn't find any post relating to the above (not having looked in other forums which would seem irrelevant) but this is an extract from the latest blog she has created:

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P.S. Its looks like I spoke too soon! I'd just finished typing and was sitting here at the nav station staring out the port hole (one of mymore glamorous hobbies!), when I got a huge fright as a great big orange object floated pastless than a meter away. It turned out to be some sort of fishing buoy complete with aerial and just avoided geting into a tangle with Parker!
('Parker' I think is a navigation device).

I'm wondering if what she encountered was one of those sea temperature measuring devices of which I believe some 10000 have been deployed in the various Nino areas.


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#829418 - 04/02/2010 16:56 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
soda Offline
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Maybe?

But it dosen't sound big enough nor does she appear to be as far north as those shown on here http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/global/global.html

if these are what you are refering to.

Its a great blog and story, however could end up being a short lived record with a younger girl recently leaving California.

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#829437 - 04/02/2010 17:34 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: soda]
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^^That other girl stopped in Mexico if I remember correctly, which null and voids her attempt.

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#830268 - 06/02/2010 08:22 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: SAsurfa]
Turnip5 Offline
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Following her voyage with great interest

The last storm sounded horrendous, good on her

I filmed her at Sanctuary cove and also had a chance to talk to her Mum and the Bruce the project manager

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-0Zi2k8qKU

Cheers

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#839236 - 28/02/2010 07:44 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Turnip5]
Keith Offline
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Good she's not in the path of the tsunami.

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#839781 - 01/03/2010 15:01 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
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A Tsunami would have little to no effect on anyone that is in the deep ocean. Even people on the shelf would only see minor effects due to currents etc.

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#855921 - 30/03/2010 02:01 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: SAsurfa]
Willow Offline
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I don't know about others here but I hold out for her blog every day and start to panic if she misses a day or two.
I can't help feeling some of the pride her parents must feel and even wish at times that she was my own daughter.
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#856056 - 30/03/2010 14:48 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Willow]
Keith Offline
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I read it too, though I don't panic; she's obviously incredibly competent and has always pulled through thick and thin before. But one can't help having some concern at least.

I think she gets home in about 5 or 6 weeks.

I like looking up the weather maps to see the synoptic situation where she's located.

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#856230 - 30/03/2010 23:10 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
Homer Offline
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Jessica has performed amazingly so far.
I touch wood for her safe return.
Those 5-6 weeks will just fly past.

Homer.

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#858090 - 09/04/2010 14:09 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Homer]
Weather Freak1 Offline
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Jessica is doing fine, she will beat that record. AS long as she doesn't come across a low pressure system on the way back.

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#858207 - 10/04/2010 09:37 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Weather Freak1]
Keith Offline
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I think she more than qualifies for a Young Australian of the Year Award..or even an Order of Australia or something similar to it. Trouble is, because she's being sponsored by a cosmetics firm in return for product promotion, maybe that would create an issue. But she deserves it in principle at least.

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#858640 - 12/04/2010 19:50 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
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I think she hs done a great job of a) achieving her goal and b) silencing her critics however Australian and Young Austraian of the Year should not be gifted to people for sporting achievements but rather those that help others to a better life.

Many people her age would never get the opportunity to get near a yacht but spend their time selflessly helping aged and incapacitated individuals. They are the ones worthy of such awards.

As it is she will do extremely well just selling her story. Kudos to her for doing it though and I wish her well. It is a fantastic achievement so I certainly don't wish to sound like I am undermining it.


Originally Posted By: Homer

Those 5-6 weeks will just fly past.

Homer.


I reckon they will be the longest 5-6 weeks of her life!
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#858782 - 13/04/2010 16:22 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: ColdFront]
Keith Offline
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On the latest blog she got a bit of a caning from that 'helicopter low' off the SW WA coast.

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#858787 - 13/04/2010 16:35 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
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yes and the surf forecast for Western Australia has a succession of strong groundswells for most of the next week.
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#862107 - 06/05/2010 18:35 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: lightning chaser]
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EPIC FAIL!
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#862140 - 06/05/2010 22:11 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Flooding rains]
ant Offline
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Originally Posted By: Flooding rains
EPIC FAIL!


Yes, quite. She should have sat in her bedroom with her playstation instead. Circumnavigating the globe in a small boat, fail indeed.

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#862154 - 07/05/2010 00:20 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: ant]
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No sarcasm at all I see ant lol.
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#862159 - 07/05/2010 02:00 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Flooding rains]
Seabreeze Offline
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Why is it an 'epic fail', FR?

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#862208 - 07/05/2010 10:50 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Seabreeze]
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Its a 'fail' on the part of she most likely won't get the record. Bit of a shame that obviously they did not do the correct calculations but that's what you get if you do not take the time. Not a fail on the part of her doing a very brave and extremely good job in what she has done. Many people are proud of her, deservingly so.
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#862225 - 07/05/2010 11:57 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Flooding rains]
Seabreeze Offline
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They were never out to 'officially' set a record because the WSSRC stopped recognising age-based records quite a few years back after Jesse Martin. Mere technicalities, I know, but it's still an excellent achievement.


Edited by Freeze (07/05/2010 12:03)
Edit Reason: wrong tense

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