Jessica Watson to set new World Record with Ullman
Nearing end of around the world voyageMon, 12th Apr 2010
By Chuck Skewes
Jessica Watson took off from Sydney Australia on October 18th 2009 to become the youngest person to sail around the world non-stop, solo, and without assistance. She is 16 years old and is scheduled to return on May 2nd or 3rd. The journey is 23,000 miles overall.
Jessica has been sailing since she was 8 and has shown her maturity by putting up with gale winds and high seas without loosing her sense of humor. Her blogs are full of fun on the water life stories and talk about everything from electrical storms and rough weather all the way to the handle of her tea kettle falling off as well as her parents flying over in a plane when she reached Australian waters. She named her boat Ella’s Pink Lady for her main sponsor Ella Bache and is it ever pink! For this incredible trip Jessica picked Ullman Sails for her sails to get the best performance and durability that would give her the best chance to set this world record.
This article was posted on Mon, 12th Apr 2010