Did Jessica Watson really sail around the world?
Jessica Watson (OAM) navigated some of the world’s most remote oceans and survived seven knockdowns and 210 days alone at sea to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop around the world, aged 16. On completion of the voyage, Jessica was met by the then Prime Minister who declared her an Australian hero.
What is Jessica Watson’s full name?
|Jessica Watson OAM|
|Born||18 May 1993 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Nationality||Australian New Zealander|
|Parent(s)||Julie Watson Roger Watson|
How did Jessica face the knock down?
Teen sailor Jessica Watson says a violent storm that repeatedly slammed her mast into the ocean and damaged her boat caused her to question her world-record sailing attempt. During the ordeal, Jessica experienced her first knockdown, which is when the mast goes below horizontal and into the sea.
Who is Jessica Watson dating?
Back in 2019, Watson told Mamamia that she liked to spend her weekends on the boat with her friends and her boyfriend Cameron Dale, who she met while sailing and started dating in 2011. “It’s a nice thing for us to share and to have in common,” she said. Jessica and her boyfriend Cameron.
Who has sailed solo around the world?
SIR ROBIN WAS THE FIRST TO SAIL SINGLE HANDED AND NON-STOP AROUND THE WORLD BETWEEN 14 JUNE 1968 AND 22 APRIL 1969. More than 50 years have gone by since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made history by becoming the first man to sail solo and non-stop around the globe in 1968-69.