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Old 05-12-2009, 21:48   #211
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Funny headlines in todays Courier Mail
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High Winds keep teen battling on deck
Squalls not a sailors lullaby


Jessica Watson has battled strong e to s/e winds in her approach to the perilous Cape horn making staying on track a daily battle
Holy sh1t thinks me, those 60 knot winds and 12 meter seas near the cape are giving her a hard time.

Then looks at blog and see she's still up at bloody French Polynesia and had a squall that had 30 knots in it.
cat man do, would you mind putting up a link to the article you're quoting from - I can't find it on the Courier Mail site, or anywhere else for that matter. I would like to read the item in its entirety as it appears on the site of the original source.

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Paper version I'm afraid
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The 6,000nm mark also means Jessica has completed over 25% of her 23,000nm voyage, as the ever-decreasing critics remain eerily silent!
The silence is that of a lot of concerned sailors holding their breath hoping she does OK despite her handlers.

Why can't they just shut up and let her progress speak for itself ?


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Why can't they just shut up and let her progress speak for itself ?
Funny. I could have said the same about so many people and organisations over the course of her campaign so far. But her media team take a little dig back and suddenly they're the bad guys... Go figure.
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Personally I have always thought she was irresponsible going to sea in a boat that didnt have a cod's head and a mackrel's tail.

6000nm at sea alone is a lot more than most of her critics have done I would guess.

Good luck with the Capes from here on in Jess.
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Jessica has averaged 142.85 nm made good over the last week. That is pretty impressive for a S&S 34.
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Funny. I could have said the same about so many people and organisations over the course of her campaign so far. But her media team take a little dig back and suddenly they're the bad guys... Go figure.
It is a paradox isnt it paradix...

Bet she is having the time of her life sofar..I wish her all the best.
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Jessica has averaged 142.85 nm made good over the last week. That is pretty impressive for a S&S 34.
Over the last week? That's pretty impressive for a rowboat.
I gather you mean averaged 142.85 nm per day for a week.
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Funny. I could have said the same about so many people and organisations over the course of her campaign so far. But her media team take a little dig back and suddenly they're the bad guys... Go figure.
Too bad a reply would be out of order since it wouldn't be discussing her progress as she is about to come to the end of the cruise part of her attempt.


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So far by my calculations 6000nm , 51 days, thats about an average of 4.87 knots ,,, not bad..

Seams like the cruise is over and will be heading into the "interesting" part of her journey..(what must that feel like?? knowing whats ahead!!!)

Wishing her all the best....
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Question : After she reaches Cape Horn and heading for Cape Town what are the seas like between the Capes?? I know depends on the fronts ets.. but in general... And are the seas as the same in Cape Town like seas in Cape Horn...
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Too bad a reply would be out of order since it wouldn't be discussing her progress as she is about to come to the end of the cruise part of her attempt.


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LOL...Na...you already made your point..

My only worry for her is rather she brought along a helmet or not...From day one looking at her dodger design I kept saying to myself " I hope she doesn't kill herself from a head injury on that thing"

I had to quit wearing a ball cap on my head as the bill would shield my vision and I hit my head one to many times..The way her dodger is constructed I wouldn't need to be hampered with my vision for that to happen...one misstep or loss of balance and bang!...This is my greatest fear for her ..getting a serious head injury from that stupid dodger...not rather she can handle spindrift or not.
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Very good Point I have wondered the same thing also!!!
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I understand she has taken precautions to prevent injury from the hard dodger. Here is a photo of her trying out her rough-weather kit before leaving:

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I understand she has taken precautions to prevent injury from the hard dodger. Here is a photo of her trying out her rough-weather kit before leaving:

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Well so much for the critic's that she isnt strong enough..
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