Warm welcome to Aussie teen hero Jessica Watson!

May 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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After sailing across the world unassisted for seven months, Aussie teen solo sailor Jessica Watson will cruise back into the Sydney Harbour and into the hearts of the awaiting millions on May 15, 2010!

At the outset of and during the seven-month adventure, the storms the 16-year-old faced were too many, both on land and at sea! While on the one hand her eligibility to sail solo had been questioned, on the other her route was found to have fallen short of approved guidelines for such an endeavour! Occasionally, roaring wild waters also rose up to test the young girl’s prowess at the wheel!

Nevertheless, Jessica has sailed smoothly over all rude waves to achieve her dream of being the first girl under 17 to have sailed non-stop across the world unassisted! And she does not only her family, friends and supporters but also the whole of Australia proud!

She will set her dauntless foot on the grounds of the Sydney Opera House for the first time after seven months of being at sea! Her roughened hands would leave the wheel and the ropes of her vessel for the first time in seven months to be caressed by the Sydney air! And for the time being, she can stay away from the needles and the wind-worn tears in her sails to nurse her raw, hurting blisters!

As millions will line up the shores of the Sydney Harbour on this historic day, thousands others would venture further on to the harbour on cruise boats to catch a closer glimpse of the young hero!

Magistic Cruises, the Official Cruise to welcome Jessica Watson, will contribute 50% of the returns from this cruise to the teen hero in recognition of her courage and spirit and to assist her in the purchase of her vessel! At $20 for adults and $10 for kids, Magistic Cruises makes it easy for us to chip in our wee bit to show our support and encouragement to this young darling of Australia!

Like the tens of thousands of others I am also gearing up to buy, beg, borrow or steal a pass to be able to watch this young wonder-girl sail into the Sydney waters – to watch her close – to see that she’s real!

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