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Old 25-08-2014, 16:17   #106
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I was at the dock (OK the bar at the dock) when she completed her trip and watched her with the media. Totally unaffected and totally untrained, and totally as shy and uncomfortable as unaffected girls of her age.
For a youth of what is she 18 now (?), she has posted on the 'unofficial' site that she has no twitter, no face book account. Which is certainly evidence she doesn't give a fig about what people think and not ravenous about her support. Cred for her wanting to do it alone. I think we will hear a lot more about this young sailor in years to come.

And I'm glad to hear her book will now be in English. I had heard a report it wasn't going to come out in English for some strange reason.
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God I wish some would decide what this thread is actually about. Shocking that a 10-13 year old girl would still be parentaly cared for. No one said she was defacto emancipated
I can't see how this fits in with the thread?
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Old 25-08-2014, 16:31   #108
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[QUOTE=tedsherrin;1613699]For a youth of what is she 18 now (?), she has posted on the 'unofficial' site that she has no twitter, no face book account. Which is certainly evidence she doesn't give a fig about what people think and not ravenous about her support. Cred for her wanting to do it alone. I think we will hear a lot more about this young sailor in years to come.

And I'm glad to hear her book will now be in English. I had heard a report it wasn't going to come out in English for some strange reason.[/QUOTE

I had Guppy as a screen saver.
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Heh, the inadvertent portside (left) pic is NOT the lavish interior of my yot.

Looks too good. Note armchair.















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Heh, the inadvertent portside (left) pic is NOT the lavish interior of my yot.
Note armchair.
That chair is a Parte & Yamini crewe chair. £1700.
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That chair is a Parte & Yamini crewe chair. £1700.
Then that wouldn't be Laura's. Also she doesn't fish.
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Then that wouldn't be Laura's. Also she doesn't fish.
I was kidding about the chair. The interior of that vessel isn't hers, though.
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Someone else wondered what Lara Dekkers boat Guppy is like. I have seen it close up and it looks fine. I have been on a few and they are good little boats, excellent boats. We crossed the Atlantic at about the same time... she beat me by a few days.
So the truth finally comes out, you are still hurting by getting beaten by a teen girl in a smaller and older yacht from the other French manufacturer 😜

You want teens locked away where they cannot cause you embarrassment.


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I haven't read a detailed account of her voyage so maybe there are things I don't know but rounding the capes puts Watson with the biggest names in sailing history imo. Res ipsa loquitur.



That ought to start an argument!

I totally agree with your comment about the route that Jessica Watson took in her nonstop circumnavigation which is a Southern Ocean circumnavigation and in my opinion is immensely more challenging and a far greater achievement than the route that Laura Dekker followed which went through the Panama Canal & the Torres Strait north of Australia and even included stop offs.

The fact that Jessica went around all of the southern capes of the world nonstop in often very cold conditions and even around the bottom of Tasmania on the way home instead of just coming through Bass Strait puts her head and shoulders above the rest IMO & crossing the equator is all she needed to do and she openly advised what her route would be before she set off. Then, when she finishes some stuffy old jerks who don't recognise what she did anyway then say she didn't go far enough. Bulls**t!


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I totally agree with your comment about the route that Jessica Watson took in her nonstop circumnavigation which is a Southern Ocean circumnavigation and in my opinion is immensely more challenging and a far greater achievement than the route that Laura Dekker followed which went through the Panama Canal & the Torres Strait north of Australia and even included stop offs. The fact that Jessica went around all of the southern capes of the world nonstop in often very cold conditions and even around the bottom of Tasmania on the way home instead of just coming through Bass Strait puts her head and shoulders above the rest IMO & crossing the equator is all she needed to do and she openly advised what her route would be before she set off. Then, when she finishes some stuffy old jerks who don't recognise what she did anyway then say she didn't go far enough. Bulls**t!Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
I agree completely with what you have said about Jessica Watson's trip. But I don't believe anyone can compare hers and Lauren Dekker's together. They were two entirely different trips, different ages (only a year but 'teen' years are significant)' Laura's trip was almost two years, Jessica's six months. Jessica had quite substantial support behind her, Laura was heavily on her own. I don't believe they are comparable, and certainly not to the extent you can say one trip was more 'challenging' than the other.
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Right....People were taking picture of Laura rather than taking picture for her.

Totally different flavor of photo sets.
Yes, absolutly. Totally different photo sets. The sets of photos tell different stories. Weirdly, it may seem, that Jessica Dubrof and Jessica Watsons are similar: both photo sets show close ups of the face, some photos quite posed to make the person look good, the 7 years old wear ing adult style clothes. The subject is quite obviously the person. In Laura dekkers set you camera framing is normally wider and more often showing her boat. The subject is girl and boat.
In the two Jessica sets there are far fewer photos of the plane or boat. The plane and boat are almost irrelevant, apparently!

Then theres lots of minor things like the actual clothes they are wearing etc. but the point is, as you noticed, they end up with a totally different flavour.

The most salient point it the photos of Jessica Druboff in her cap that says "Women Fly" she was 7 for F's sake!! Or maybe I should say, that is the point, she would be alive if she waited till she was a woman.

The last tragic note is the "inspiration" for the 7 year olds flight record attemp was another youngest to fly over the USA who was 11 at the time of her record. But the death of Jessica haunted her and a few years later she suicided.
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