05-15-2010, 12:45 AM #1
Jessica Watson, 16 yrs finishes her solo around the world voyageTeenage solo sailor Jessica Watson has crossed the finish line of her epic round the world voyage after 210 days at sea.
The 16-year-old Queenslander sailed through the Sydney Heads at 1.55pm (AEST) on Saturday to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo, nonstop and unassisted.
Her mum, Julie, cried as her daughter crossed through the Sydney Heads finish line.
"She's home," she said.
"She said she would sail around the world, and she has.
"Home is the sailor, home from the sea."
The crowd roared as the horn sounded to mark the momentous end to Jessica's 23,000 nautical mile (about 38,000km) journey.
Talk about following your dreams! She had so many critics, but she made it.
You go girl!!! They are rolling out the PINK carpet for her now.
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05-15-2010, 01:03 AM #2
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