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Ex-Calif 28-10-2009 07:46

Jessica Watson's Round-the-World Voyage
 
This thread has been created to discuss the sailing aspects of Jessica's journey. There is nothing more to be said about whether she should or should not be out there. The fact is that she is out there.

She is a fellow sailor on a very exciting and challenging journey. As a community of cruisers and sailors we now owe her our community support.

Posts not related to her progress update and relating to her journey will be removed.

Thanks for your community support.

John A 28-10-2009 08:15

Once again Mods, thank you.
This post is so that I can receive updates to this thread and follow her jounery.
Regards John

mt gay rum 28-10-2009 08:24

Along with JohnA THANK YOU MODS!!!!!!!!!!

She is a fellow sailor on a very exciting and challenging journey. As a community of cruisers and sailors we now owe her our community support.

sneuman 28-10-2009 08:28

I'll take a fresh start.

I admire her courage and hope that she succeeds. Only Jessica is going to know her true situation at sea and I hope she makes sound decisions based on her perspective and not that of her parents or sponsors.

mt gay rum 28-10-2009 08:59

I'am sure all thoughts and actions are in her best interest...

Does anyone know how many sails she has brought with her ????

s/v Beth 28-10-2009 09:15

Two- both pink :)
In all seriousness, what are the rules of engagement on her journey. Can she accept help-such a new sail- if it is thrown to her by another boat? Or helicoptered in ?
Can she stop in a port- as long as she sails alone?
I am somewhat confused on what record she is going for.

slomotion 28-10-2009 09:37

Her goal is solo, nonstop, unassisted - similar to the 1968 Sunday Times race. She can anchor, but she cannot go ashore, allow anyone else on board, or take on any equipment, supplies or provisions. Obviously, in an emergency she could sacrifice the unassisted or nonstop goals and still achieve a solo circumnavigation.

mt gay rum 28-10-2009 09:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by s/v Beth (Post 353418)
Two- both pink :)
In all seriousness, what are the rules of engagement on her journey. Can she accept help-such a new sail- if it is thrown to her by another boat? Or helicoptered in ?
Can she stop in a port- as long as she sails alone?
I am somewhat confused on what record she is going for.

Not sure on the first part but i dont think so...

The second she can anchor or even beach her boat and do repairs with no outside help..

slomotion 28-10-2009 10:57

I have never had any interest in doing a solo, nonstop, unassisted circumnavigation. Unless youíre in a race or have a chance at a record, I donít know why anyone would want to do it. It is the antithesis of cruising.

But now that sheís on her way, Iím definitely a fan. Go, Jessica!

David_Old_Jersey 28-10-2009 11:19

Whilst I wish her well, and will be interested to follow her progress (once it stops being a secret), can't say I feel I owe her any support, let alone any apology..........and do rather take umbrage at others claiming to offer these on my behalf.

SvenG 28-10-2009 11:57

I'd like to be one of the first to congratulate The Team on having had Ella's Pink Lady "moving along at over 8 knots for most of the last 24 hours" in a cruising displacement boat with a theoretical maximum speed of about 6.5 knots.

Like almost everyone else, I have surfed above hull speed in a displacement boat in a good blow, but never that consistently for that long, so I'm sure I owe an apology for being amazed :thumb:


-Sven

Ocean Girl 28-10-2009 12:09

Ok, out of the loop here so fill me in. What day is she going to make the u-turn south? Have I missed it?

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, more fun than going faster than hull speed. Everything hums, the mast, the sails, the helm in your hands, even the deck beneath your feet, and the boat is totally in her element.

Former nay say er, now resigned to be a "go jessica" girl,
Erika

Stillraining 28-10-2009 12:16

WOO- HOO!!...No apology needed here.. GO Jess!!


Thanks Ex-Calif..:)

I would bet at least 5 or 6 head sails and 2 mains on board..and lots of sewing /repair material

mt gay rum 28-10-2009 12:21

Quote:

Ok, out of the loop here so fill me in. What day is she going to make the u-turn south? Have I missed it?
I think I read mid November???

Hud3 28-10-2009 12:42

Sven,

I've averaged better than 10 kts over several hours in my 32' waterline boat with a theoretical hull speed of 7.5 kts. How did I do it, you ask?




The Gulf Stream! :D


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