16-Year-Old Girl Crosses the World on Her Pink Boat (44 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       19 May 2010       49176       25

16-year-old Jessica Watson is the youngest sailor who voyaged around the globe without any assistance.

Jessica Watson’s journey on her pink boat lasted 210 days, during this time she traveled 23000 nautical miles. She left Sydney on Oct. 18, 2009, crossed the Pacific Ocean, then the equator, she rounded the Cape Horn (the most southerly point of South America), swam across the Atlantic Ocean to South Africa and then swam across the Indian Ocean and along the southern coast of Australia. Earlier, the youngest participant of around the world was considered a 17-year-old Briton Mike Perham. Meanwhile, the record in a single nonstop solo circumnavigation belonged to Australian Jesse Martin, who made the voyage at the age of 18 in 1999. The Watson’s voyage, however, will not be recognized officially as a record in any case in order to discourage ambitious parents pushing younger children off to sea.

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gigantes 10 year s ago
what she accomplished and what she endured is quite remarkable. especially since the vast horde of people her age are busy playing game systems and/or blabbing to strangers on their digital devices.

bonus points for almost looking like she could be emma watson's sister.
       
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Voy 10 year s ago
awesome, she just got very attractive by doing it ! =]
       
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M 10 year s ago
whaaat ? on her own ?! she's my hero from now on
       
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lolipop 10 year s ago
elvis
       
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nat 10 year s ago
Kudos to her for doing it.. But talk about bad parenting.
letting your 16yr old boat across the country alone? SMART.
       
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lol 10 year s ago
she's the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world. at least she's got that achievement because she's effin' ugly. hittable but looks like meh.
       
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freak 10 year s ago
heart heart heart
       
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einsib 10 year s ago
@gigantes belay

Maybe if all 16 year olds had parents capable of buying fucking sailboats for them they would not only be playing video game systems and/or blabbing to strangers on their digital devices.
       
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M 10 year s ago
@ Nat: I moved away from home to a city at the other end of the country when I was 16. To be that young and beeing on your own is a big responsibility, but it was the best thing I've ever done! I learned a lot about life and how to live it, and I wouldn't have changed it for anything!

I think Jessica rocks! Independent.
       
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Nice. 10 year s ago
I hit that when she turned 18!
       
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;) 10 year s ago
That is boss! Much respect.
       
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kryosis 10 year s ago
clapping
       
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squerell02 10 year s ago
n_sad
       
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4down2 10 year s ago
n_tongue n_tongue 41
       
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gigantes 10 year s ago
einsib said:
"Maybe if all 16 year olds had parents capable of buying fucking sailboats for them they would not only be playing video game systems and/or blabbing to strangers on their digital devices."

yes; good idea. instead of achieving something through hard work and honest effort, whine until your parents buy you your game systems, digital devices, and yes, even sail boats.

and now here's a reality check for you: (sources collected through WP)

"As training for her voyage, Watson crewed on a number of vessels, including Oceanswatch's Magic Roundabout on which she acted as skipper during a crossing of the Tasman Sea. Watson had over 10,000 nm of ocean sailing experience before departing on her round the world trip.

Watson has the following qualifications:

* RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety course (ISAF SR 6.01) Cat zero (one day 8 hour course)
* RYA Diesel Engine course (one day 8 hour course)
* RYA Radar course (one day 8 hour course)
* YAs Safety and Sea Survival certificate (two day 16 hour course)
* OMTC issued Certificates of Competence for Apply First Aid HTLF301B
* IMO compliant Elementary First Aid Table A VI/1-3 STCW95 (one day 8 hour course)
* Yachtmaster Ocean theory certificates (40 hour course)
* Radio operator’s licence
* About 6,000 coastal and 6,000 ocean miles experience."

------(end quote)-------

so there's someone who sat on their buttocks and waited for mummy and daddy to buy them an expensive toy... not.

actually, jessica watson earned the boat precisely because of her hard work and vision, through a sponsorship deal with the french skincare company "ella baché."

anyway, good luck again with whining to your parents for the latest toys. god forbid you go out and earn something by your own efforts, like jessica. n_wassat
       
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einsib 10 year s ago
Easy tiger. I never said what she did wasn't remarkable at all. Getting a sailboat does not qualify one to navigate across the world. I know that and fully realize how incredible an achievement such a voyage is.

However I only thought she was financially backed up by her parents in which case I was wrong by the looks of things.

I made that comment due to the fact that so many kids these days get a plethora of worldly possessions and privileges that most of us never get to see. I don't look at that as a good thing for they usually end up being unbearable spoiled brats. I believe that one must earn the right to such things trough effort and hard work.

I don't receive charities from my parents except from necessities such as food and a roof over my head. I have had to work for the things I own and the things I have done. I may have shot myself in the foot by that comment but there is no need for you to attack me for you know nothing about me. acute
       
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gigantes 10 year s ago
alright, then. apologies if i characterised you wrongly, einsib.

although from your initial response to me, frankly there wasn't much to go on other than the f-word, the presumption that miss watson was a rich brat, and no recognition at all for how remarkable her story was.

and these things riled me, given how rare of a person i judge this girl to be in today's world. but perhaps i overreacted.

peace,
gigantes
       
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einsib 10 year s ago
That immature comment of mine deserved a good slap in the face wink
       
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asdfsadf 10 year s ago
That chick is an ugly gap-toothed attention whore that probably has an ego larger than her dildo-stretched cunt.
       
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olla 10 year s ago
I adore her. There needs to be more lively young women in the world like this.

Her parents did a good job raising her, I think. Jessica Watson can be a true inspiration to the youth of today.

Oh and gigantes, I love your comments. ^_^
       
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theblob125 10 year s ago
She's cute!
       
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bad 1 10 year s ago
baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad JC_doubledown JC_doubledown
boaoaoat :pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp girl_devil
       
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Sven 9 year s ago
Imagine how bad her vag smelled after that journey...
       
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roOl 8 year s ago
Daddy didn't pay for my boat, so I'm still at home.
       
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Koolmugginz mgee 7 year s ago
Fak, that smile along would send me into a cum coma!
I'd ride that tight ass like a magic carpet ;)))
       
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