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Old 06-01-2010, 21:39   #286
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Abby Sunderland has her own thread here, folks, so let's leave this one exclusively for discussion of Jessica Watson. Here's the other thread:

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Jessica has been at or below 55 degrees South for over a week now with a broken heater, and she is within a few hundred miles of the Cape. She’s been through 44kt winds with 5 meter seas (which she described as a "bit bouncy"), but is currently becalmed. She will probably encounter worse conditions before she’s done and the boat might break, but she won’t.
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Jessica has been at or below 55 degrees South for over a week now with a broken heater, and she is within a few hundred miles of the Cape. She’s been through 44kt winds with 5 meter seas (which she described as a "bit bouncy"), but is currently becalmed. She will probably encounter worse conditions before she’s done and the boat might break, but she won’t.

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No blog entry today, but looking at her track, it appears that she might have the cape behind her by tomorrow.
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Jessica's blog today reported that she's 80nm from Cape Horn and expects to round the cape tomorrow morning!
Her parents plan to circle in a plane and talk to her via VHF.
The Chilean Navy and Argentinian Navy will be out to give her a wave.

Great job young lady and continue to sail safe!

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Looks like she made it round the Horn! Here's what her Mom had to say on the blog...

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Where the bloody hell is Jessica Watson?

She is past Cape Horn!!!!

YiiiiiipeeeeeeeYaaaaahooooooo!!

We are so very proud of you hon. Well done to the entire team.

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Yes, some of the purists out there will not consider it a "rounding" until she is 5deg north of Cape Horn again , but Jessica did pass by the cape at 0940 UTC. 40knots and 4m swell - fairly benign for that area by all accounts.
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Good news for JW, lets hope the next long haul goes as well for her.
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Looks like she made it round the Horn! Here's what her Mom had to say on the blog...
Totally agree with the sentiment expressed. However I don't think that was Jess' mom! I believe the quote would be from one of Jessica's many 'adopted family'. On her blog there are now hundreds of adopted aunties, grandads, nanas, moms, mums, etc etc!!!
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Audio interview with Jess, describing conditions etc.

Jessica Watson conquers Cape Horn in solo voyage | The Courier-Mail
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And some nice video of the seas around the Cape from Jessica's boat.

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Never thought at my age i would have a 16 year old girl as one of my hero's, but there you go...

The excitement she is feeling rounding the Horn clearly comes through on that last video, a feeling the majority of us will never experience...

Good on ya Jess, bring it home...
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thanks for the video link. she's doing a great job. its pretty special stuff.

seeing land after long stints alone usually numbs me, my brain is saying the rest of the planet just doesnt exist and then the reality.

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Great News.

Jessica your a legend!!!
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