Jessicawatch – steady sailing Sunday


Today’s report:

“She should have southeasterly winds from Monday to Thursday of about 15-20 knots and maybe into the 20s. And she should have a shower or two but it should be basically fine.”

Jessica said she had been making slow progress in her first week before reaching a “milestone” of 500 nautical miles yesterday.

“We spent last night completely becalmed next to Lord Howe Island drifting along at less than a knot,” Jessica posted in a blog last night.

She said the breeze had picked up during the day and the boat was travelling at a steady 6 knots under full main, headsail and staysail.

Jessica described the water as like “gliding along a sheet of glass” and said it was just her, Ella’s Pink Lady and “lots and lots of blue”.

“Sailing around the world sure isn’t all high action and excitement but quiet days reading are part of what I signed up for,” she said.


4 comments for “Jessicawatch – steady sailing Sunday

  1. October 26, 2009 at 08:56

    My wind is usually south easterly as well James, are we a bit smitten with Jessica? 🙂

    • October 26, 2009 at 09:29


      I think she’s an achiever and much to be admired.

  2. ivan
    October 26, 2009 at 09:49

    Agreed James, one of the very few youngsters prepared to do something considered ‘hard’. We need many more like her but in this age of the ‘nanny’ state they are the exception rather than the rule and if they try they are supressed – we can’t have people showing individualism.

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