Gee, I should have checked this out earlier. The lass deserves publicity.
Jessica Watson is sailing solo around the world in her yacht Ella's Pink Lady. Unless she has had a recent birthday, Jessica is sixteen years old. She had abort her first attempt as she banged into a ship, or it banged into her. She had not yet made it to the official launching site in Sydney.
I think it was October the twelfth when she set sail from Sydney Harbour and she now appears to be in the Pacific Ocean south of French Polynesia.
Her blog is at the address below and she updates her blog from her yacht. I have added it to my blog reading facility.
and this is her website
She is getting hundreds of blog comments, sometimes over 1,000 per post.
I sincerely wish her well. She uploaded this photo to her blog yesterday.