A Gold Coast Hero



Jessica Watson (from 5OceansMedia)

23,000 nautical miles after setting out from Sydney, Australia on a journey that is grueling for Volvo Ocean Race sailors and Velux 5 Oceans Veterans, Jessica Watson sailed back into Sydney Harbor on May 15, 2010.

While the crew here at the Racing Winds Blog were initially skeptical of Jessica’s planned journey (especially in the wake of the Laura Dekker issues), Jessica really showed us what the was made of, and allayed any fears about what was possible or impossible for the average teenager.

Jessica has truly redefined what is possible for anyone who has dreams. There is a wonderful video on her website of her homecoming, and you can even own a piece of her mainsail for roughly $1075 USD ($1299 AUD).

I’d buy it.