Sixteen yearold, Jessica Watson sailed out from Sydney harbour on Sunday 18th October, 2009 at 9.49 to sail around the world in a 22,000 nautical mile journey that should take about 8 months.
Her journey will take her toward northern New Zealand then to Fiji, Samoa, South America then South Africa. The final leg will be a 4,000 n/mile trip across the Indian Ocean back to Australia.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain