How long did it take one 14 year old to sail around the world?
The trip took 518 days or 74 weeks or 1 year, 5 months.
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 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.