All kinds of news here.

Jessica turned turtle and broke her dunny.

Abby Sunderland (Zack's little sister) has set sail.

Laura Dekker may get permission to try, after she gets first-aid training and some proof that she can actually handle a boat.

As some have commented, the ocean is the ultimate judge of a sailor's competency. Jessica has gotten a good verdict this week.

As this thread monolog started out about GPS, it's interesting to note that Jessica's EPBIRB was automatically activated while she was upside-down. She had the presence of mind to use her sat-phone to call home & cancel the alert.

Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII