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  1. #1
    Lew Hodgett Guest

    Default O/T: Jessica Is Back Home

    She did it.

    Lew
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    SYDNEY - After a seven-month journey that spanned the globe, an
    Australian
    teen sailor crossed the finish line of her round-the-world journey
    Saturday,
    becoming the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted
    around the
    world.

    Thousands of spectators erupted into cheers as 16-year-old Jessica
    Watson
    maneuvered her pink 34-foot (10-meter) yacht into Sydney Harbour, the
    finale
    to an epic adventure in which she battled 40-foot (12-meter) waves,
    homesickness and critics who said she'd never make it home alive.

    Watson's feat, however, will not be considered an official world
    record,
    because the World Speed Sailing Record Council discontinued its
    "youngest"
    category.

    And though she sailed nearly 23,000 nautical miles, some sailing
    enthusiasts
    have also argued that Watson didn't travel far enough north of the
    equator
    for her journey to count as a true round-the-world sail as defined by
    the
    record council's rules. Watson's managers have dismissed those claims
    and
    argued she doesn't need to adhere to the council's rules anyway, since
    they
    won't be recognizing her voyage.





  2. #2
    Je▀us Guest

    Default Re: O/T: Jessica Is Back Home

    On Fri, 14 May 2010 22:46:30 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >She did it.


    Is there *any* way to avoid this crap?
    Not even rfc is safe.


  3. #3
    Lew Hodgett Guest

    Default Re: O/T: Jessica Is Back Home


    "Je▀us" wrote:

    > Is there *any* way to avoid this crap?
    > Not even rfc is safe.

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    Don't open "O/T" posts.

    Lew



  4. #4
    Je▀us Guest

    Default Re: O/T: Jessica Is Back Home

    On Sat, 15 May 2010 00:22:21 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Je▀us" wrote:
    >
    >> Is there *any* way to avoid this crap?
    >> Not even rfc is safe.

    >------------------------
    >
    >Don't open "O/T" posts.


    I didn't need to. I saw the damned subject header, unfortunately...

    Why don't we all post OT stuff that's already received maximum
    possible coverage ad nauseam over every form of media there is...

    I don't know if you're in Australia, but I don't even watch TV and I
    can't escape all the meaningless hype.

    At least it won't take long before she'll be forgotten and supplanted
    by someone else.

  5. #5
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: O/T: Jessica Is Back Home

    In article <4bee3536$0$14745$[email protected]>,
    "Lew Hodgett" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > She did it.
    >
    > Lew


    OK. Why post it here?

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    Updated 4-24-2010 with food story and pictures

  6. #6
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: O/T: Jessica Is Back Home

    On 5/15/2010 1:49 AM, Je▀us wrote:
    > On Fri, 14 May 2010 22:46:30 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> She did it.

    >
    > Is there *any* way to avoid this crap?
    > Not even rfc is safe.


    So what _did_ she eat on her circumnavigation?



  7. #7
    Je▀us Guest

    Default Re: O/T: Jessica Is Back Home

    On Sat, 15 May 2010 10:51:20 -0400, "J. Clarke"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 5/15/2010 1:49 AM, Je▀us wrote:
    >> On Fri, 14 May 2010 22:46:30 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> She did it.

    >>
    >> Is there *any* way to avoid this crap?
    >> Not even rfc is safe.

    >
    >So what _did_ she eat on her circumnavigation?


    Presumably no slow-roasted dishes or anything like that
    I guess a lot of tinned and dehydrated stuff?

  8. #8
    Phred Guest

    Default Re: O/T: Jessica Is Back Home

    In article <[email protected]>, "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >On 5/15/2010 1:49 AM, Je▀us wrote:
    >> On Fri, 14 May 2010 22:46:30 -0700, "Lew Hodgett"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> She did it.

    >>
    >> Is there *any* way to avoid this crap?
    >> Not even rfc is safe.

    >
    >So what _did_ she eat on her circumnavigation?


    When I had a quick squiz at her blog some months ago I was quite
    impressed by the sorts of things she was managing to cook up -- was
    going to post a link here at the time, but forgot about it. %-)

    I gather that the only *fresh* thing she had during the voyage was a
    squid which she caught somewhere in the Southern Ocean. (Sailors tend
    to avoid reefs and shoals and islands where most fish hang out. :-)

    Cheers, Phred.

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    ppnerkDELETE@[email protected]D


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