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#7526 - 09/17/10 01:34 PM Re: Jessica [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 10/07/09
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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Laura posted today. The Babelfish xlation was horrific, so here is the Google Translate effort:

"After one day with lots of wind and clouds, was today again surpassed by wind and a red-hot Sun
Today the marlincup started. That's a big two-day fishing competition that orginiseert Marina Rubicon.
Tonight at 9 o'clock all the boats with a lot of noise on the water for 5 hours and repeated the ritual is the other way.
Fish should not be taken into that building so there are only pictures.
I've spent days making a math test and some other people chatting.
Yesterday I had dinner with other Dutch people also go round the world, just like they do in 5 years instead of two years.
"
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#7555 - 09/18/10 05:54 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Today fractured English can give we by Google xlate.

"Last night was a celebration of the harbor there was a group with drums gave a beautiful performance. It was beautiful to see.
Especially how people with simple tools and a little imagination, so a good performance can give.
Today when I first woman to send the ship off the fishing competition (a big Beneteau) meegeweest.Het had to get used to a different boat to sail.
After the start we sailed back into port. The rest of the day I have to await our Guppy.
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#7622 - 09/21/10 08:03 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Interesting technology in Jessica's book.
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#7623 - 09/21/10 08:11 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Laura just turned 15.

Dutch to English translation:

"Yesterday was my birthday, thank you very much for all the congratulations. I have a great day.
Morning called me, my mother and me, My sister woke me up and soon afterwards a phone call from my father and other family.
When I was doing my schoolwork came first presents, the Dutch where I had dinner.
Later came a cake of people rubicon rubicon marina itself.

The day before yesterday I went with another Dutch rejected a volcano hike to make.
That was very nice, then we had dinner and I got on squid. It struck me as very much to taste really.
But I tried.
With one of these today, being Dutch, I snorkel. It was incredibly beautiful. I've seen many different types of fish with all kinds of colors.
And those rocks under water are also a wonderful sight. (Even though I actually hate it because you take the boat to be huge for fit)
Then we ate together. When I came back at night on the boat was still a gift.
Someone on the island where I already had a chat with.
I also have some cards and things from people. In short it was a great 15th birthday.

Today I went to the bow direction Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and I leave, marina rubicon beautiful here and everything else behind. To new things and get to know people.


Laura
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#7801 - 09/26/10 03:55 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Jessica is having a good time in London & Paris.

Is there any interest in making a bulk purchase of autographed copies of Jessica's book/DVD? I contacted Shreve ("Daily Coyote") last year and she volunteered to personally autograph a dozen books (which I sent to my friends).
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#7945 - 10/01/10 09:45 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Jessica's on a roll in Paris.

"Paris is such a beautiful city and solo sailors are very popular with the media. So whilst it is a busy few days, I'm really looking forward to spending some more time here," said Jessica from Paris.
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#7947 - 10/01/10 10:47 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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One year ago, she was about two weeks from beginning her trip. I wonder if she misses being out there alone -- just her and the elements?
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#8020 - 10/03/10 06:13 PM Re: Jessica [Re: CaT]
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Laura, apart from plaiting bananas on her solar panels, just isn't doing much.
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#8085 - 10/05/10 09:56 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Is there a second attempt from southern California?.
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#8086 - 10/05/10 10:42 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
Is there a second attempt from southern California?.

There is an attempt at something, but it won't involve sailing around the world.

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#8100 - 10/05/10 01:46 PM Re: Jessica [Re: AlanK]
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Yeah, the loose backstay & the furled sails are a good clew.
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#8101 - 10/05/10 02:20 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
Yeah, the loose backstay & the furled sails are a good clew.

But it was good clean fun. grin

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#8179 - 10/08/10 08:02 AM Re: Jessica [Re: AlanK]
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Round-the-world teenage sailor Jessica Watson has been named the Australian Geographic Society 2010 Young Adventurer Of The Year.
Story in the smh.
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#8239 - 10/11/10 02:33 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Teen sailor Laura Dekker pondered suicide as ward of state.

Here's the story.

"The time before I decided to run away and when I tried to slash my wrist was the hardest. I did not want to hurt anyone else, so I hurt myself. I really felt I wanted to die."
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#8245 - 10/11/10 04:47 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Earlier in this saga, I did mention an Indian Navy officer, Dilip Donde, who solo circumnavigated. Belatedly, (very!) he's home, and has been for a while.

"And the most important and cherished! A link to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's blog on becoming the 175th. member of the exclusive Solo Circumnavigators' Club! I can't think of a greater honour than being personally welcomed by Sir Robin to this elite club!"

So here is the list. Note that Zac Sunderland is not included, due to Suez/Panama passages.

How many peeps have climbed Everest? A lot more than solo circumnavigators.
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#8257 - 10/12/10 10:45 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Jessica is now in Brazil. Her homecoming won the Australia's Favourite Event award.

"So while all this has been going on back in Australia and since my last update, I've been back to Paris (see pic below) promoting the book launch there, down in the south of France for Mipcom in Cannes, then on to Brazil, where I am now sitting in my room with a view looking out to Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro!"

Abby's blog has been stuck in Amsterdam for nearly a month. No idea where she is.

Laura continues to post, but right now she's more of a touron. Still not sure that she will allowed to sail west.
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#8275 - 10/13/10 09:50 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Perhaps Abby reads this thread...

She's been found on yet another boat with a faulty autopilot. And no compass.

Blog here.

"It would definitely be easier having the other boat to follow in as part of our steering problem was that there was no compass on the boat. We were going off a computer hooked up to a GPS that had about a 40 second delay."
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#8344 - 10/17/10 03:14 PM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Laura has had a little tiff with her media company.

"I will stay put for a few days and afterwards I can stay at Mog


Edited by wagga (10/17/10 05:39 PM)
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#8360 - 10/18/10 05:27 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Jessica is out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And today is the 1-year anniversary of her leaving Sydney.
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#8429 - 10/20/10 04:35 AM Re: Jessica [Re: wagga]
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Here is the official version of her anniversary.
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