Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

There’s been plenty to keep us all busy after such a successful week .

Tomorrow, I’ll be 16 and plan on heading off the Department of Transport to get my boat licence first thing then I’ll be heading back down to Brisbane to sail down to the Gold Coast.

Remember come and say hi at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show ( 21-24 May 2009, you can find us in berth A25. Just follow the signs and look for the masts. It's going to be great fun! See you there!



Sven on Senta II said...

Happy Birthday !

When you say you get your boat license is that like a driver's license ?! I sure hope there is a size limit attached to that requirement as it would be awful if you couldn't go boating/cruising by yourself in a 20-30 footer just because you are young.


Paul said...

Happy Birthday Jessica from NJ, USA! You truly are an inspirational young lady and I wish you the best of luck. Looking forward to following your trip around the world.

ThirdMate said...

Happy Birthday!
Have fun and have a great trip!

SamBlog said...

Hey Happy Birthday!
My brothers birthday is the same day as yours! haha hope ya have a great day mate!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Jessica, I share your birthday, 18th May. I look forward to meeting you at the boat show on Thursday.beasion

paulewaul said...

Happy, happy Birthday.
Just heard about your adventure.
I'm so jealous, 18yr old now and everything I could tell is an 18-footer in the baltic sea. Two years from now you will have a great story and surly no problems with guys :)
Will keep on visiting your site for news.
Greetings from Germany,

Amanda said...

Wow!!! Happy birthday!
I'm almost 13 years old and i live in Washington, USA!
i am a sailor myself and my dad has a Cal 29. you have been a real inspiration to me and I hope to achieve what you are doing some day!

i know you can do it!!! :)


Albert said...

Yesterday afternoon I phoned the organizers of the boat show to confirm that it was still on and the roads were ok, they told me that it was on but it may be a little uncomfortable, it certainly is uncomfortable when the show is closed! I understand it’s not your fault, you can’t trust people to give you the correct information.
If I’m not able to see you tomorrow, I’m interested to know what physical training you are doing to make yourself as fit as possible for this ordeal. If you are fit and don’t take risks, I see no reason why you can’t complete the journey. When you look at the map, it looks so easy!
Albert, May18

Albert said...

I finally found your boat, you weren’t there, however I met your parents and a friend of yours, they told me the real reason you had decided to sail away, it was to get away from everyone, just joking! I was of the belief that you couldn’t take food with you and your meals would come from the sea, I was going to suggest you could hide 1,000 packets of 2 minute noodles in the mast, if it’s hollow. I discussed with your mother the need to physically prepare yourself for the journey and she told me that it’s under control and part of your preparation. For me, the journey around the globe is easy, I couldn’t bear missing my 3 cups of espresso coffee in the morning. If you’re carrying a full year’s supply of food, what food will it be? Will you have a refrigerator or freezer? How will you stop yourself from eating it all in the first month, just out of boredom? I was hoping to meet you, but I traveled to the show with my brother in law and he was urging me to leave because he said all the boats were starting to look the same! We both loved the cats, all of them.

Albert, May 18

Anonymous said...

In 2001 Temba Tsheri Sherpa reached the summit of Everest on May 23rd. He was 16 years 14 days of age. His date of birth is May 9, 1985.
The unanswered questions was Pema Chhiring Sherpa who reached the summit one day ahead of Temba Tsheri Sherpa the youngest for a day?
So Temba Tsheri Sherpa Summit is not disputed and will accept his age at 16 years 14 days of age when he reached the Summit of Everest.

According to the Nepalese government, the youngest person to climb Mount Everest was a 15-year-old Nepalese Sherpa girl, Ming Kipa and the youngest foreigner was 18-year-old Californian Samantha Larson in 2007.
Youth does not stop determination.

Albert, May 18

Anonymous said...

Good luck. Solo around the world in a yacht is a dream I had when I was young. Being fastest though...not the youngest.

This is a massive undertaking and I trust you have seen mental health experts to keep you together in the tough times and the quiet times. Expect the worst and you will be fine.

Edward Hewer