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Old 25-01-2010, 19:27   #376
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Why isn't that linked to from her pages, or is it ?

Great read.



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I found it by doing a seach in google for Pink Lady, and digging through alot of results. I think that it isn't linked in her site, because Don McIntyre is letting her have her own adventure and keeping a low profile. He is very famous in Australia. His whole philosophy is that children are being coddled too much and losing the spirit of adventure that made his country great. That is why he helps young adventurers achieve their dreams. An admirable man, in my opinion, and an admirable goal.

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Hello Sven,

I found it by doing a seach in google for Pink Lady, and digging through alot of results. I think that it isn't linked in her site, because Don McIntyre is letting her have her own adventure and keeping a low profile. He is very famous in Australia. His whole philosophy is that children are being coddled too much and losing the spirit of adventure that made his country great. That is why he helps young adventurers achieve their dreams. An admirable man, in my opinion, and an admirable goal.

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Don comes across very well in this 60 Minutes segment, as does Jessica.

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"TOO MUCH TEEN SPIRIT? Charles Doane Monday, 25 January 2010 14:53



"So now the fat is in the fire. We have two pubescent girls on the loose bound non-stop around the globe via Cape Horn and the Southern Ocean with all the world watching and cheering them on. Abby Sunderland, age 16 (in the photo above), departed Marina del Rey in Los Angeles on Saturday, and as I write is west of Ensenada heading south down the Mexican coast. Meanwhile, her rival, Jessica Watson, also 16, of Queensland, Australia, who already cleared Cape Horn on January 13, suffered multiple knockdowns over the weekend while riding out a 70-knot gale."

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. What they need is an organized event that is well regulated, with proscribed age limits and reasonable entry qualifications, plus a reasonably safe route and safe boats to compete in. We do the same for kids in other sports; why not in ocean sailing???
Well that is sure to light the fire of your average adventure-seeking indepedently-minded teen!
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I posted that because it has an interesting perspective on the boats.
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Jesse Watson is a real class act .

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After reading what happened over the weekend and reading the article on how her boat was refitted ,,, I'am even more impressed with what she is doing.. and how she is handling what is being thrown at her ....
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Not to mention - she's now rebuilt the head!
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Just watched the BBC documentary on Freak Waves - in 5 parts on Youtube



Gives one pause for thought! They very definitely do exist.
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Jessicas Australia Day Message

Jessica had a phone call from Australia'a Prime Minister on Jan 26th. You can read the full text of the PM's Aust Day Message in which he has a lot of interesting things to say about Jess. Go to

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Force 9 waves are 1200m crest to crest and travel at 70 kph.
I think that should be 1200 ft crest to crest or roughly 360m. Still no fun to be sailing in.
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