By the time you read this, all being well, Jessica Watson will be standing on land, albeit probably in a wonky manner, after completing a solo round the world sailing trip.
I recall when Sir Francis Chichester, an older and very experienced salt, sailed solo around the world to huge acclaim.
For the cynics among you, yes, Jessica had a lot of modern and high tech equipment, things Sir Francis would not even have dreamed about. She had regular contact with many people including her family. Advice on tap, you might say. She will go on to make heaps of money with television and magazine deals, and of course product endorsement. She will always be remembered for her feat and must now deal with fame.
But what you can't forget is that she is a sixteen year old kid who sailed around the world on her own. Well done Jessica.