To: DJ MacWoW
To be fair, you should note that Jessica's dismasting was from a collision just outside a busy harbor while she slept. This was before her actual journey began and she was escorted to shore by rescue craft as well as fellow boaters.
posted on 06/18/2010 11:00:36 AM PDT
by Old Professer
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To: Old Professer
Did Watson sail the ship back to port or did someone do it for her? Abby had to put into port twice and both times Daddy flew there to help her. Look what the article that you posted says :
Watson's yacht Ella's Pink Lady was dismasted as a result of the collision, but Watson was able to cut the headsail free, retrieve the mast, the mainsail and the rigging on board and motor the damaged yacht to Southport on the Gold Coast.
Abby left hers dangle.
Watson, now 17, arrived in Sydney last month after circumnavigating the globe, alone and unassisted, in seven months.
Once Abby's sat phone was done, so was she. Abby didn't have enough experience to do this.
Watson also had wild winds, large swells and several knockdowns but she had experience.
posted on 06/18/2010 11:39:41 AM PDT
by DJ MacWoW
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