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#2664 - 03/03/10 03:59 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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Registered: 10/07/09
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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Jessica has posted some pictures.

Abby has a weather pic and shows off her weather software.

The big tri is very close to Cape Horn, and has posted a video. Note the wake towards the end.

Be thankful computers don't have Smell-O-Rama yet.
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#2681 - 03/03/10 05:48 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Both of theses girls are amazing. I bet Abby will have less mechanical problems that her brother Zac just because she is a girl and seems to be on top of everything. Always checking, performing maintenance, tightening and cleaning.As long as she doesn't get hit by a rogtue wave or run into crazy weather. She has quite a weather station at her disposal.
Jessica's pics are great.

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#2737 - 03/04/10 12:11 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Rod]
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The big fast tri has rounded Cape Horn.
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#2810 - 03/05/10 03:52 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Abby found her hairbrush, so now she's posted a video.
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#2812 - 03/05/10 04:00 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
I am so glad she found the hairbrush. She might have sailed into a port to find one. Do they have any convenience stores in the middle of the Atlantic?

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#2909 - 03/10/10 05:42 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Rod]
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Jessica has fixed the dunny.

Abby appears to be wandering North-East to Easter Island!
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#2952 - 03/12/10 03:02 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2243
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Abby's team has answered some interesting questions.

Quote from a comment:

"Update on solo sailors out there now:
Jessica Watson, doing fine, non-stop.
Abby Sunderland, doing fine, non-stop.
Dilip Donde, doing fine, planned stop.
Bernt L


Edited by wagga (03/12/10 03:03 PM)
Edit Reason: typo
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#2982 - 03/14/10 05:40 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


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Jessica chatted with a nearby ship & aircraft.

Abby had a 200-mile day.

The Jules Verne trophy blokes crossed the equator and might be able to break 50 days for the circumnavigation. An amazing photo here.
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#2988 - 03/14/10 11:15 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Appreciate the updates Dave.

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#2996 - 03/15/10 05:04 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Rod]
wagga Offline


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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Abby noted her daily position in miles from the Bloop.

Jessica is boring. Holes through the ocean.
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#3057 - 03/18/10 08:05 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Jessica's almost half-way across the Indian Ocean. She spoke with the captain of the QM2 by RT.

Abby hit some heavy weather for St. Patrick's day.

The big tri is on track to break the Jules Verne Trophy record.
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#3090 - 03/19/10 01:35 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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A summary, noting that the 14-year-old intends to try.

The Jules Verne challenge tri should arrive tomorrow. Check progress here.
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#3095 - 03/19/10 03:25 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
Mike Condron Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Now Manteca, CA
I was reading some stuff on Jessica's web site and this stood out as something all young people should give a lot of thought to:

"Attitude: Always make the best of everything, Positive, ask questions, lots of questions."

So many youngsters feel they have the answers already and don't need to ask the questions.
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#3096 - 03/19/10 03:32 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
A summary, noting that the 14-year-old intends to try.

Who can help but love material like this:
Quote:
This week Jessica Watson is at 35 South, about 18,000 nautical miles and 5 months into her journey. She is hoping to reach Sydney by the middle of May, sailing her S&S 34, also a solid, if slow, cruising yacht, which was also chosen by Jesse Martin in his successful non-stop circumnavigation. In her most recent gale she had 15-foot seas and 40 knots of wind. With her feet above her head to wedge herself into her bunk, Jessica was alternating between typing her blog, and studying for her learners' driving exam when she arrives home.

What? she wants to be allowed to drive?

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#3097 - 03/19/10 04:30 PM Re: Jessica [Re: AlanK]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7590
Loc: Fresno, CA
Amazing!!!

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#3099 - 03/19/10 05:09 PM Re: Jessica [Re: AlanK]
wagga Offline


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Posts: 2243
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Originally Posted By: AlanK

What? she wants to be allowed to drive?


For better or for worse, when she turns up in Sydney, she'll have so many endorsement opportunities that she may very well earn more than you or I in a lifetime.

So she hires a car & driver.
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#3101 - 03/19/10 07:54 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
My sense is that when she arrives in Sydney, it will probably be a media frenzy -- quite an adjustment for her after being at sea for so many months.

CaT
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#3139 - 03/21/10 07:15 AM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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The big Jules Vern tri crossed the finish line for a new record, beating the former by 2 days & 8 hours.
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#3156 - 03/22/10 07:05 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


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Abby was knocked over while she was asleep. Wondered why she had dishes in her lap and was sitting on the cabin wall.

Jessica is enduring a different kind of tragedy.
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#3158 - 03/22/10 09:40 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7590
Loc: Fresno, CA
Oh NO!!! No more lollies???!!! How can she survive?

...she uses "fortnight" a lot. Can someone refresh my sorry memory as to what it is?

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