Watched the movie on Netflix.
It's definitely worth the time. Haven't been following the thread or her trip so wasn't aware of what she was all about. Figured it was parents trying to live through her and pushing her to do the voyage. Apparently it was anything but. She was born in New Zealand
on her parents 5 year circumnavigation
. When her parent split up after the trip she chose to live with her sailor dad who helped her with her sailing 'Jones', but didn't force her. She developed a love of sailing solo at a young age. She is also a very determined person. How many kids
buy their own ocean going boat at 11 years old, sail it all over coastal Holland
, and across the Channel to England
by their 13th birthday. Incidentally, she neglected to tell her parents she was sailing to England
and ended up detained by the police in England. So the next logical progression for her was a solo sail around the world. Her dad helped her with the restoration
of the 40' Guppy. Unclear where the money
came for that boat but it was bought cheap
after lying abandoned for more than a decade and renovated by her with help from her dad.
Really nice to see someone off on a great sailing adventure without tons of electronics
, air conditioning
, washer/dryer, dishwasher and all the other bells and whistles that some on this list think are must haves for a daysail. She is taking advantage of her voyage's notoriety but is still living on and Cruising Guppy in New Zealand