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#862227 - 07/05/2010 12:05 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Seabreeze]
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They were still out to do the official requirements set by the GWR and didn't. Unlucky.

Apparently now there is a 13 year old wanting to do it within the next 2 years but can't due to a court order.


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#862230 - 07/05/2010 12:21 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Flooding rains]
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I've never seen anything about entering the Guinness Book of Records as being her aim?

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#862233 - 07/05/2010 12:50 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Seabreeze]
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Me neither. I was actually one of the people that thought she shouldn't be allowed to go but now am glad she did and happy to bite into the pie.

Regardless of what some toffee, frustrated old seaman says, she has done exceptionally well and deserves the good fortune coming her way. A brave young lady and I'll certainly be one of those getting excited as she nears the finish line in a week or so.
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#862299 - 08/05/2010 05:00 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: ColdFront]
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I won't be. She's not a record-holder, she did NOT "sail around the world", she barely made it north of the Equator.

Sorry to say this, but this whole Jessica Watson thing is overrated. There could have been a very expensive rescue operation in the event of her getting into trouble during this voyage.

Also, it shouldn't be centred around Sydney Harbour, the most overrated piece of coastline in the whole of Australia.

It is ridiculous a 13-year-old wants to do this also. The court order is there for a GOOD REASON! Next thing you know you will have 8-year-old children trying to sail the world....
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#862309 - 08/05/2010 08:02 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
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Yeah, its a great effort by this young person. Look forward to hearing the details of her voyage as she does interviews etc. Sydney Harbour is a great place for her to arrive home. It truly is a beautiful part of the Australian coastline.
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#862315 - 08/05/2010 08:49 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Blizzard]
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It's also the most crowded and congested.

Besides (unless you pull the plug out of your television set), you will hardly be able miss it with all the wall-to-wall media coverage this is going to get. No doubt the news will be non-stop Jessica Watson and her famous trip (which we got daily updates about during the trip anyway).

Jessica's head must have swollen to the size of the Earth with all the Qdos she is getting.
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#862317 - 08/05/2010 09:17 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
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Whats the matter? She is 16 and has done something that i would never be able to do. Geez let her have her moment of fame and let her celebrate a great acheievement. Lookin at a map, she sailed across the world wats the problem.
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#862319 - 08/05/2010 09:30 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Dawgggg]
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Not quite. If you cross less than the circumference of the Earth, then you have not gone "around the world". According to all the maps, she hardly made it much north of the Equator.

She is getting all the fame she (and her parents) could ever want, with the mass media coverage both during her trip, and when they roll out the red carpet for her arrival at the "beautiful" Sydney Harbour.
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#862354 - 08/05/2010 17:11 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
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Sounds like someone is a little jealous.
I think it is an incredibly brave and courageous acheivement.
Sydney Harbour is a fitting finishing point.

What would you prefer........St Kilda Beach.......the Brisbane River......The Yarra??

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#862356 - 08/05/2010 17:24 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Homer]
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Anywhere but Sydney Harbour or Bondi Beach.
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#862359 - 08/05/2010 17:33 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
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She started there, why not finish there?

She can't finish at Canberra exactly..

With that sort of commentary CW, I'm sorry but you are bordering on the peevish and petty. Is that what you want people to think?

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#862360 - 08/05/2010 17:51 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Canberra's Weather
Anywhere but Sydney Harbour or Bondi Beach.



Ahhmmmm.......ok. crazy
Thanks for your input.

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#862361 - 08/05/2010 17:57 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Homer]
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Say what you want Canberras Weather. If thats the way you feel, then so be it. I ignore your posts anyway so it doesent make a difference.


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#862365 - 08/05/2010 18:16 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: pingtang]
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The media hype surrounding this is a little over the top. Sure, she is courageous, she is brave, etc. etc. yeah, yeah, yeah..... but do we really need all this media hype??

My point about Sydney Harbour is that it is treated like the centre of the universe, you'd think it was the ONLY port in the whole of Australia!
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#862368 - 08/05/2010 18:33 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
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Originally Posted By: Canberra's Weather
The media hype surrounding this is a little over the top. Sure, she is courageous, she is brave, etc. etc. yeah, yeah, yeah..... but do we really need all this media hype??

My point about Sydney Harbour is that it is treated like the centre of the universe, you'd think it was the ONLY port in the whole of Australia!


Well, most of the port facilities are slowly being removed from Sydney Harbour, so that is a mute description.
If you don't like the press that Jessica will receive when she returns than don't read or listen to it.
You have a choice not to read newspaper articles or watch news items if you choose.
It just seems you have an axe to grind about this issue. You are entitled to your opinion. It just seems a bit unfair.

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#862369 - 08/05/2010 18:34 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: pingtang]
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Originally Posted By: pingtang
Say what you want Canberras Weather. If thats the way you feel, then so be it. I ignore your posts anyway so it doesent make a difference.


lol.

Homer

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#862376 - 08/05/2010 19:26 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Homer]
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It isn't exactly fair to trump it up as a world record when in fact it is not, either.

By the way, why is her boat painted in all pink?? What is the PINK symbolising or saying??
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#862378 - 08/05/2010 19:54 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
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Originally Posted By: Canberra's Weather

By the way, why is her boat painted in all pink?? What is the PINK symbolising or saying??


The pink is symbolising the name of the boat lol.... 'Pink Lady'

and... unless you have anything constructive to say on this thread I suggest you dont read it.

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#862386 - 08/05/2010 21:21 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: teckert]
Homer Offline
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Registered: 16/06/2007
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Loc: Dural
Seems like it is fairly unanimous then.

CW, your opinion seems quite obsolete.

Homer

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#862477 - 09/05/2010 18:36 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Homer]
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Great achievement by Jessica, who cares if she went to the equator or Timbuktu or Yosemite national park, she still would have sailed 38,000 nautical miles and a fair chunk of it through treacherous seas.

Seriously, some people are so bloody grumpy and jealous that they have nothing else to do but make snide remarks. This girl is realising her dream while others are trying to big note themselves on internet forums.

Ah well, great achievement nonetheless.


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