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#863158 - 13/05/2010 20:52 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
Keith Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2001
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Loc: Kings Langley, NSW
Originally Posted By: Canberra's Weather
I wonder if Channel Ten have a multi-million dollar deal going with Jessica, they're claiming exclusives for when all the TV channels flood our screens with live minute-by-minute coverage of her "homecoming" on Saturday and Sunday.


Why don't you ring or write and ask them?

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#863159 - 13/05/2010 21:09 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
pingtang Offline
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Registered: 18/11/2001
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Loc: Nowra, NSW
Sydney will actually cop its biggest swell of the year on Saturday morning, though Jessica will think nothing of it . She deserves all the respect she gets, it was an awesome effort. Its nice to have good news every now and then.
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#863160 - 13/05/2010 21:20 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: pingtang]
ant Offline
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Registered: 05/10/2002
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Very brave girl, the ocean can be a big and sometimes scary thing. She's done well.

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#863162 - 13/05/2010 21:34 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: ant]
Keith Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2001
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Loc: Kings Langley, NSW
I notice she headed out to sea yesterday, presumably because the swells were bigger nearer the coast. And they have been getting bigger still with that deepening complex low pressure.

She's handled 12 metre swells further south so these shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Incredibly competent sailor.

I'm just wondering how she's going to sleep in a stable, non-pitching environment after all that motion in the yacht (is it a yacht, or just a boat?). It will surely take weeks to get the 'land legs' back.

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#863194 - 14/05/2010 05:58 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
Simmah Offline
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Registered: 03/07/2001
Posts: 2548
Loc: Wollongong - NSW
Originally Posted By: Canberra's Weather
I wonder if Channel Ten have a multi-million dollar deal going with Jessica, they're claiming exclusives for when all the TV channels flood our screens with live minute-by-minute coverage of her "homecoming" on Saturday and Sunday.

Dunno about $$ figures, But she is sponsered by OneHD... I.e Channel Ten... hence the exclusives and coverage...

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#863205 - 14/05/2010 07:27 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
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Registered: 31/03/2001
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Loc: Blue Mountains
Originally Posted By: Keith
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She's handled 12 metre swells further south so these shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Incredibly competent sailor.

I'm just wondering how she's going to sleep in a stable, non-pitching environment after all that motion in the yacht (is it a yacht, or just a boat?). It will surely take weeks to get the 'land legs' back.


I have also been wondering about this. It will be fascinating to read of how she adjusts to land lubbing territory.

Having read South by Shackleton many times, I recall when they made it across South Georgia Island and were greeted by the Grytviken Captain with fresh clothes, blankets, cakes and a warm bed - they didn't sleep at all that night as they were too comfortable. Its a ripper read - sailing in open boats in bitter temps for many weeks. A story that has never been matched, IMO:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Shackleton

I think it will be interesting to see how Jessica handles the attention. Its going to be a life in complete contrast to her sailing endeavors, that may last for many months.
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#863230 - 14/05/2010 10:21 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
ColdFront Offline
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Canberra's Weather

I shall leave this thread alone now.

Seeya.


Please honour your word and do the rest of us a favour. You seem full of hatred towards this young lady that has done something I can only just get my head around. She is amazing and deserves the applause. If I lived in Sydney (thank goodness I don't) I'd be down on the harbour cheering her on.
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#863250 - 14/05/2010 15:40 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: ColdFront]
Carrie M Offline
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Registered: 28/03/2008
Posts: 33
Loc: Eatons Hill
I think all of the knockers out there need to look at the smaller picture which is Jessica herself. I don't think when as a twelve year old she first imagined attempting this amazing feat she thought purely of fame and fortune (if at all), otherwise she could have saved herself the effort and just put a lame video on youtube. This has been her dream for some time and she has put in hours, days, months of preparations, as has her family and support team. You cannot hold her responsible for all the media frenzy (the same media that called for her to abandon her dream no less), but you can surely have some admiration for her guts & determination.

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#863259 - 14/05/2010 17:09 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Carrie M]
Simmah Offline
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Registered: 03/07/2001
Posts: 2548
Loc: Wollongong - NSW
Its amazing how the body adjusts, I went on a 10 night cruise in a big ocean liner, and the first night was hardly a roll or pitch and yet, i got sea sick a little bit and sleeping was terrible... By night 6 we had a tropical low really giving it to us (best night on the boat too, but thats another story) and i slept quite easily... it was only 10 nights but the first night back on land it was so hard to sleep because i didn't have the rock n roll happening....infact the first few nights were hard... and this was only after 10 nights!...

Can't imagine what she'll be going through when back on land, not only the sleep, but the sea legs too...

Simon

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#863333 - 15/05/2010 09:40 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Simmah]
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Registered: 15/04/2009
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Loc: Townsville
hehe well CW better not watch the tv today then. 7,9 and of course 10/ONE will be having a telecast from 11 onwards.
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#863356 - 15/05/2010 14:03 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Flooding rains]
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Congrats to Jessica on a fantastic achievement but what an overkill by the networks. Do we need all three main FTA networks covering the same event??

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#863367 - 15/05/2010 15:36 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: split_city]
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Yeah major overkill but what else would have been on instead, Sat tv is the worst tv possible till some sort of sport comes on.
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#863369 - 15/05/2010 15:49 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Flooding rains]
Keith Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2001
Posts: 6453
Loc: Kings Langley, NSW
All ratings-driven. One could say ratings drivel. But someone who has achieved what Jessica has doesn't need ratings. She's at the top of the list as far as I am concerned. The media could learn from her humility.

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#863372 - 15/05/2010 16:14 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Keith]
teckert Offline
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Registered: 27/05/2001
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Loc: NE suburbs, Adelaide, South Au...
she definitely has a good head on her shoulders. Her words today at the welcoming were great. A true inspiration for us all, and in particular all those 16 year olds out there!

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#863373 - 15/05/2010 16:28 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: split_city]
Canberra's Weather Offline
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Registered: 11/11/2005
Posts: 1141
Loc: Canberra
Originally Posted By: split_city
Congrats to Jessica on a fantastic achievement but what an overkill by the networks. Do we need all three main FTA networks covering the same event??
EXACTLY!!!

It is the biggest waste of media airtime I have seen in quite a long time. Don't they realise the amount of public attention through media is worth $$$$$$$$$$ and they're SPENDING IT LIKE CRAZY!!!!
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#863384 - 15/05/2010 18:19 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Canberra's Weather]
Big_Pete Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2004
Posts: 1955
Loc: Perth
Yeah, and the boats that were surrounding her as she came in. Couldn't they back off a bit and let her get on land first!?

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#863385 - 15/05/2010 18:37 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: Big_Pete]
LD 4811 Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2010
Posts: 481
Loc: Idalia Townsville QLD
Here's to you Jessica, what an amazing grounded and very well spoken young lady, an inspiration to us all. smile

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#863389 - 15/05/2010 19:03 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: LD 4811]
AaronD Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2007
Posts: 1017
Loc: Tokyo, Japan
well done to her.

i Couldn't imagine anything worse than spending 7 months at sea and coming back to that!

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#863395 - 15/05/2010 20:22 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: AaronD]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
of course its all ratings driven, also driven by public demand. Look at the reception she got on the harbour and at the Opera House. The networks have spent alot of money pushing this today, very little of it would come back in advertising as their wasnt alot of ads the cost off all the camera's, journo's, choppers, lots and lots of $$$. In a perfect world, Ten/One should have been the sole broadcaster, as they have sponsered her from the start. But you cant stop the other networks from doing the same. Once one does it, the rest follow.
Plus Jessica will be thriving off the attention, her moment in the sun, let her have it.
I will let you know how it all rated tomorrow.
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#863437 - 16/05/2010 09:43 Re: Jessica Watson's round the world trip [Re: LD 4811]
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Registered: 15/04/2009
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Loc: Townsville
Originally Posted By: Lindy4811
Here's to you Jessica, what an amazing grounded and very well spoken young lady, an inspiration to us all. smile


I would be careful as how to judge whether someone is an inspiration to us all. For her self achievement, brilliant, but as for inspiration there are many other young Australians out there touching other peoples lives in remarkable ways. They are the true inspirations.
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