Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Video

Hello everyone

As promised, Jessica's Christmas video has just been loaded on to her website. To view, click on the link below:

On behalf of everyone in Jessica's team, we would like to thank you all for your wonderful support on her blog. It has just been amazing. Jessica loves reading all your messages of support, but as you can appreciate, it is impossible to reply to them all. So please keep them coming.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Christmas. Go Jess!

'Blogmaster Andrew'


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Gillian @ Fontainebleau said...

To Jessica's amazing support team

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all that you do to keep Jesse safe.
I am deilghted to be following such an exciting adventure.

Gillian, France.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Andrew and all of the shore team!
And yes, that word 'amazing' does keep popping up, doesn't it!

Merry Christmas to all!


Angus. said...

Hey Jesse,
Merry Xmas and a safe and great new year.
Your cabin looks just how I imagined you'd have it. I guess your having a bit of a chin wag to your oldies, I hope their OK too. So long for now princess, take care and have a great day.
Fair winds and following seas.

mimo said...

Merry Christmas and enjoy your pressies and tucker.

Stay safe


SmellyCat said...

Joyeux Noel, from Ottawa, Canada! We have a lot of snow here, and I was happy to see that you don't!

It sounds like you will spend the day eating, so take care and enjoy your day.


ET Gurl said...

Hi Jessica

MERRY MERRY MERRY XMAS to you & whats father xmas bringing you hey bet its a nice present HO HO HO

mike said...

Merry Christmas!

Our whole family is watching your progress.

Take care,

Mike, Robin, Mikayla and Grace

Jim said...

Merry Christmas Jess and team.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,
I have been following your blog since the start.
Must have been a bit strange to have x-mas in the middle of nowhere, but keep it up! You are on a true mission!
Best regards,
Jakob, Denmark

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica
Just like to wish you a merry christmas and have a happy sailing day.
Just love looking at your blog. You always write something very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Igor, USA

Artmouse said...

merry christmas

GABRIEL said...

Merry Christmas and good winds, good Christmas decorations from your sailboat

Alessandro Machi said...

Did I hear sleigh bells in the background?

Molly said...

You look just like a naiad...also known as a water nymph.
I'm getting one of those green, tinsel-ie things for my hair next Christmas for sure.
Hope there was lots of fun stuff in that stack of loot you were about to open.
Sounds like you have lovely dining ahead of you.
Glad to see Santa found you through the fog.
Good on Rudolph and that shiny nose of his.
Christmas blessings to you girlie,
Maryland USA

Clint Jeffrey - VK3CSJ said...

Hello Blogmaster Andrew Sir a Merry Christmas to you and to all the shore crew I know between myself my mother and my Sister and throw in a few friends of mine we are also very proud of this Aussie Girl and we are riding those waves with her everyday, these 8 months are truly going to fly...come on 2010!

To Jesse...fantastic video of you, you are one of a kind!

We love ya...heaps

Clint - Dandenong Town

Charlie E said...

It's Christmas Day here in PNG; almost Christmas Day at your point in the Pacific! Merry Christmas to you and nothing less than wonderful weather as you run towards the New Year and the Cape. May a fair wind keep you travelling well and the gods keep you safe.

maxine maroochydore said...

Goodmorning Jesse MERRY MERRY XMAS TO YOU, you look great have a lovely day thinking of you always. Maxine and Colin Maroochydore Oh and by the way glad Santa found you

phil said...

Merry Christmas to Andrew and the team who do a great job keeping Jess safe. Thanks for the great video message Jess. Enjoy your presents and tucker. No shortage of love and wishes for a wonderful day coming from me and heaps of others. Happy New Year - it should be the greatest with your successful return to Oz. Phil, Perth, W.A.

gustav said...

Happy Merry Christmas Jessica,

to you and Ella's Pink Lady and your family and also your great team.

thanks for all the great updates and your latest Christmas Video message.

It certainly makes my Christmas 2009
very special this year.

whishing everyone a peaceful and very Merry Christmas season,with much Love
and Happiness for all,


Anonymous said...

merry christmas and have fun from the Dubbert family

yarnek said...

Have a great Christmas guys and gals of Jesse's team, and thanks for taking the time to upload Jesse's video. Also, Best Wishes to Jesse's family.

Ross said...

Merry Xmas Jessica..great to see you will have reasonable conditions so you can relax and enjoy the moment.

I'll dedicate a toast to you over xmas lunch of turkey and pork.

Take care.

Pomona Qld

Jess said...

Merry Christmas. Hope you got some fab presents. Ella's pink lady looks great :)

art & judie said...

Merry Christmas
We love you

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,
I wish you a nice Christmas Day in the middle of the Southern Ocean.
We have just finished our Christmas Eve with family. Santa came walking in the snow, and even if the children does'nt believe in Santa, they are thrilled.
Merry Christmas to your team too.
Sail on with a smile.
Ingrid, Tyreso, Sweden

Anonymous said...

To Jessica merry christmas,I hope you have a great time and your wishes come true. Love Josephine 6 and Koby 4

Robogo said...

Hello Jessica,

I wish you Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, good wind and all the best. Greeting from Budapest, Hungary.

Best regards,

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jessica,
BUT you are cheating! -- it's still Christmas Eve where you are. I only noticed because here in Mystic, Connecticut US is about 7 pm Dec 24 and you are somewheres west of California, say 5 hours earlier. Are you still on Australian time? If so, you can have 2 Christmas days.
--Robert Bernecky
Mystic CT

david (sydney ) said...

Hi Jessica
Merry Christmas to you
And may is say you are a very special young girl
i have been following you from the start and i just think your amazing and as an aussie i am so very proud of you and what you have done so far so u have a very merry christmas and enjoy your day

jwb777 said...

You gave another gift to all of us --the wonderful Christmas video you just posted! ....That video just made my day!

YOU LOOK FANTASTIC and so do all your decorations! And your Christmas dinner sounds delicious! Enjoy every moment....this Christmas is something really special for you!

Hugs and prayers,
Janell in Oklahoma, USA

mark said...

Oops - looks like you're a day early! Unless I'm reading the map wrong, it's the 24th there. So you'll just have to do it all again tomorrow. Good plan!

All the best

Mark, England

Lily said...

Merry Christmas Jess! It is almost 10.30am here in Hervey Bay on Christmas Day. A light shower of rain is cooling things down, bliss.

Can't wait to see what goodies you received for Christmas.
I have linked your latest video to my Facebook page.

Smooth sailing, safe travels as always.

Lily in Hervey Bay, Queensland.

leslie said...

HO!HO!HO! A VERY VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS JESS!!! so the jolly old man in a red coat did reach you first after all.My empty fridge is testament to that!
Your Christmas Dinner sounds a damned sight better than whatever remnants from the hospital kitchen will be left over for the staff oh well it could be a lot worse.
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~Dr. Seuss

Anonymous said...


Merry Christmas from a sunny and warm place.

Hope Santa can find you near Point Nemo!

Steve from Southern California

Anonymous said...

Merry Cristmas gorgeous girl. Loved your message. Enjoy your delicious lunch/dinner, and opening your pressies...tell us what you got!!!

All the best to your amazing support crew..and roll on 2010 and your successful and safe trip home.

hugs and happy thoughts


Dukehaus said...

Ahoy Jesse and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! What a great gift for all of us to see your video and EPL all decked out for the season..and of course we all wanted to know what you were going to eat!! It is just truly amazing to be a part of history, true history, which you are making right now. For our Christmas gift to you we are lighting a candle and saying a special prayer of thanks for you and your crew and shore team.
It is a beautiful crisp Christmas Eve here in Wyoming, 10 degrees f. with a good 30 mph wind...something you appreciate as much as us! Have you seen a green flash? Maybe when you sail out of the mist. Merry, Merry Christmas!
Kim & Bill

Anonymous said...

Merry xmas Jess! Love to follow your journey, on the other side of our planet! I think Santa has got to you by now, he started some time ago a bit north from here - you knew he's from Finland right? ;) All the best! Jani, Finland

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June and Richard Thorn said...

Hi Jesse and support team,

Merry Christmas to you all. Jesse you are an amazing girl and your support team are all unbelievable.

I wish you all the very best for the Christmas season.

I have no doubt that the New Year will be prosperous for you all as Jesse makes her way home and into the record books.

Jesse, stay safe and strong. Keep finding those safe and strong winds that will blow you home as quickly as possible.

June and Richard Thorn

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jess! Praying for a continued safe journey. Blessings to you on this wonderful day! Hope the weather gets better for you and gives u some sunshine!

God speed and He is watching over you! :)

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas video Jessica. You brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye at the same time. Keep up the great spirits. Enjoy the rest of the special day.
Arnie in Canada
PS Best wishes to all the team. I can imagine you must be feeling joy and pride along with sadness due to being separated from your girl.

Anonymous said...

Hello Jessica,
just viewed your Christmas message! And a very merry Christmas to you too!
You look great with your hair deco and Ella all decked out, so pretty.
Now I am wondering what's in that big pile of presents!
I have and always will love giving presents and receiving them!
When I was a kid, my mother would accumulate presents for me in a back room. I was a sticky nose and did sneak in to look at them.
Which did NOT diminish my delight on receiving them on Christmas Eve!
I always loved the burning candles and angle hair on the tree.
The worst part was, that we had to pray a whole rosary before I could look at my presents.
That half hour surely was the longest ever, me stealing furtive glances toward the divan where the presents lay!
No conviction in my heart to pray!!!!!

Your Christmas dinner sounds scrumptious.
The noises in the background creaking and the howling wind bear testimonial to your bouncy conditions out there!

Thank you Blogmaster Andrew for posting the video!

Again, dear Jessica heartfelt good Christmaswishes to you, your parents, siblings and your whole incredible shore team.
Thanks for letting us all be part of this history making journey.

Trudy, Austria/Mackay

AlaskaJack said...

Cute video!

And a Merry Christmas to you! Wishing you mild seas around the infamous Cape Horn!


Marlon said...

Merry Christmas and good luck Jessica from everyone at Confederate Money Farm ( in the USA. We are all checking up on your progress daily.

Old Iron said...


Merry Christmas!

Thanks for the video, the decorations look great. Your looking good.

Good to see you on Christmas, enjoy and be safe.

And a Merry Christmas to everyone on Jessica's team.

RichieParis said...

Thank you Captain Jesse, for the kindest of the Christmas messages. Lovely video, pretty decorated cabin, and you're as cute as ever.

Let's all blow away this mist and fog so you can see... that there is nothing to be seen around, but water. But it would be more pleasant to be able to raise your eyes to a sky, even a grey and cloudy one, and maybe to watch some birds. Some sunshine would be welcome too, but the region where you are is not the best for it... Next year, maybe you should spend Christmas in some warmer and dryer place like... like... arrr yes, I heard of a Sunshine Coast. Did you ever go there? lol

Be patient, you're a champ.
Come on, sailor! Your yacht is progressing, even in this cottony air!
Please take care of your skippershe is much beloved.

Richh said...

Hi Jessica, Merry Christmas!

If I understand your position correctly we are nearly in the same longitude as you begin to tuck under North America headed for the Horn. I'm looking at the western horizon thinking that perhaps we're viewing the same Christmas Eve sunset. Christmas is such a difficult time to be so far from home, but remember we are all sailing with you and think about you daily.

Stay safe, sail fast and Best Wishes as you sail into the New Year!!

Rich H.
Scottsdale, AZ USA

toes_jon said...

Merry Xmas Jess and family and of course all of the support crew.

Hope it is a wonderful day for all :)

Mike Kay Avon Indiana said...

Hello Captain Jesse, Merry Christmas! Great video and message from the support team. Again to everyone(Jesse's family,support team, blog family) hope you have a safe and happy holiday! Especially you Jesse we will be including you in our family Christmas prayer and will be thinking of you and hoping for good sailing! Godspeed, Mike and Amy

duane said...

Merry Christmas Jessica! duane

Evelyne said...

Merry Christmas to you, Jesse and to the support team.
Evelyne, Vancouver

noelthebigboy said...

Merry Christmas to all the support team for Jess on her adventure.I loge on every day to check on Jess and look forward to seeing her come home safely in the new year. She is such a brave girl.

Noel G
Perth WA

Gillian said...

Hooray for Team Jess!
Merry Christmas to you all.

Jessica we hope you are having a great day, music up loud singing at the top of your voice. There is joy in just being alive yeah?

I hope someone gave you lots of chocolates to open today...and the ocean is not too roly poly so you can enjoy them!

Keith & Anne said...

A very Happy Christmas Jess. We think of you every day and just wonder how you are. I did not think I would get back online but so glad I did. You look great and yes you will be very homesick, but just think how many friends you now have. We were strangers now I feel we are friends. Take care, hope the fog clears so you can see the stars. Love from our family to you.
Keith & Anne, Hervey Bay xx

45° 31′ 0.02″ N, 73° 39′ 0.02″ W said...

Bonjour Jessica,

No doubt about it, you, your family and your team are the best Christmas present ever!!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Anonymous said...

I am a senior (77)that is a real fan. I look forward to your blog every day.
Merry Christmas Jessica from Kalama, Washington U.S.A
Bob Harman

Anonymous said...

Hello Jessica,
i haven't seen the video yet, but I wish you a happy, peaceful Christmas anyway...
Cheers, Rolf (Broken Hill, NSW, Australia)

sails said...

My wife & I wish you a happy Christmas. Though you are not with your imediate family today I am sure you know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of your many fans & bloggers.
Your new year can only achieve all your dreams & aspirations.

sbradley33 said...

Merry Christmas Jessica. I wish you all the best in 2010 and may God speed for your safe return home as you complete your journey back home completed.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Brian Jones said...

Following this journey is great fun, and the Xmas video is sooooo charming! Carry on!

pweb21 said...

Merry Christmas to you Jessica, and all of your family and support folks too. Paul W., Fort Worth, Texas

gsimmons said...

Hi Andrew and Jesse
There should be a special thankyou for you Andrew. I think you have one of the hardest and time consuming jobs of all, going through all these blogs, so well done and to you and your family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
To you Jessica, Ella's Pink Lady sure looks great and you look in good spirits, so have a wonderful day that you will never forget, have MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Keep having fun and keep safe.
Cheers George Simmons
Lots of love From Exmouth WA Australia

Anil said...

Dear Jessica,

Have a wonderful Chirstmas with the mermaids. Take care of health.

Best wishes

Western Australia

glenn said...

Merry Christmas Jessica...I hope all gose well for you on this fine day.

Best Wishes


hezakiah299 said...

12-24-19 @20:38
Hi Jessica,
Merry Christmas, my little angel. You look so adorable sitting there surrounded by all your Christmas presents and a pretty green band in your hair. But all that was nothing compared to the smile on your face. I too am celebrating Christmas by myself (by choice), but after listening to you, (I just watched your video) I really got into a festive mood and now I feel grrrrreat. Can't beat that now canya????? LOL.......

The cabin looks terrific, you did a nice job decorating it. Did them scallywags help? You can always make them walk the plank. LOL.....
You know Jessica, what made me feel so good was seeing that you were in such an upbeat mood, I was really tickled to see that. I watched your video three (3) times and now I'm going back and watch it some more.
Take good care of yourself and don’t let them guys beat you out of any of that chocolate mousse. I’m glad you got some kind of a white Christmas, but I hope it blows away real soon.
I just got some nice pics from Abby, and her boat, “Wild Eyes” has a new paint job and really looks good. She’s getting there.
Hope the wind picks up for you and you can continue on safely.
Always proud of you and always thinking of you.
May God be with you and watch over you and may the angels keep your sails full, and I will keep you in my prayers. Loads of love, hugs and kisses, your faithful fan:
Michael (74) from Kingwood, WV

For the “Blogmaster Andrew”
Thanks for the compliments, and in return, Thank all of you for being there and doing such a great job of taking care of Jessica and any little problems that she may encounter. You’re all one hell of a back-up crew.
I feel honored that she took us all on this venture with her, and for her to reply to our posts would surely drive her bonkers. Did you ever count them???? There’s got to be over 10,000.
Take care Andrew, and my best wishes to the whole crew.
Michael (74) from Kingwood, WV

PS Just in case you didn't know "I'm really tickled". Ha,ha,ha.


Merry Christmas to you too !!
I admire you very much because with your determination you are giving to the world a PUSH to persue your dreams.
I follow your blog Everyday several times a day!

GOD BLESS YOU! and your boat Ella!

Wish all your Merry Christmas wishes will become true!
Roberto Rizzo

Anonymous said...

merry xmas & a happy new year jessica. you are doing a fantastic job out there. we have been following you everyday & we will be in sydney when you arrive home. yours truly colin & tracey smith sydney australia

Jason said...

First comment - Good luck on your fantastic venture. Wish it was me!

Merry Christmas

(Jason from Nagano, Japan)

Mike Kay Avon Indiana said...

This is to Janell in Oklahoma, Well Put!!! I do think it is inspiring that Jesse has united a very divided world in support of her dream and that it is really just a by-product of her effort but very well put by you.

To Kerri in California, thanks for the link to the slide show. Very interesting and would have never seen it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

A Very Merry Christmas Jes!

Our family here on the Gold Coast will have a toast for you at lunch today. Enjoy your day, it's one you will look back on for many, many years to come with a big smile!

BrianJones said...

Just so much fun following your story Jessica - keep up the cool cruising and Merry Christmas!

MUNGUS said...

Happy Christmas Jesse,

At least from here on you'll be getting closer to somewhere...

Thanks for the new video.

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm".

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alan and Lena, Gold Coast

Gregorian43 said...

To Jessica ad all your team Merry Christmas ad a happy new year with a successful completion of your record breaking endeavor your a very brave girl Jess I wasn't blessed with a daughter but I know how proud your dad must be.
regards Ian G

Geoffrey Hilliard said...

Most of us will be sharing Christmas dinner with our families. I myself am going to a cousin's house. You are alone in the Pacific Ocean, but you say you're not lonely. We will soon be told what presents you received.
Sail on Jessica! Enjoy watching the sun rise and set, the stars, the birds and the marine life. Catch another fish soon. I'm looking forward to your return.

Geoff, 54 (Melbourne)

Anonymous said...

outstanding effort, good luck for the new year

Ray Pendleton said...

Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii Jessica!

Fair winds and following seas,

Ray Pendleton

Wolfhound said...


Fantastic ! Hope you had a smashing day, and that the presents were a lot of fun ! Glad to see that Santy was able to find you out there in the wild blue yonder...

All the best,

Brian in NY

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas Jessica.

My wife and I have been following your voyage from Day 1 with great interest. We are "landlubbers," living in Calgary Canada, and as far as we can tell, you are now in roughly the same time zone as us (US/Canada Mountain Time: UTC/GMT-7), so it is probably still Christmas Eve for you, as it is for us. Hopefully Santa looks after you on your own out there, and at least one of your presents is a safe return home.

All the very best from us for Christmas and the New Year.

Martin & Jennifer Thistlethwaite

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica, wishing you a safe xmas and new year journey! I bet this will be one to remember!! Enjoy your pudding!
We keep up to date with your blogs and videos and think you are an inspirational young woman, keep it up!
Vanessa & Adam, Brisbane

Anonymous said...

Jess, you are an inspiration.

Just think, being in the middle of nowhere (as you put it) saves you from all the Christmas shoppers/malls/parking lots/....and "music" like Jingle Bells. Now see, aren't you glad you're out there!

You will forever remember this Christmas. Savor every moment.

Lake Effect said...

Merry Christmas to the entire team back in Oz, and to Jessica's parents and family!

Anonymous said...

Great video Jessica! We wish you and your support crew a very Merry Christmas! Hope you can feel all the well wishes from everyone following you...

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jessica, love saililng along wtih you - wishing you the best sailing day today and until you return home. Love your news from the Pink Lady. Marg Bessen Mypolona SA

Tony said...

Merry Christmas wonderful, lovely, brave Jess. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

We're following your voyage in Pennsylvania (USA). Merry Christmas Jessica. You're a brave young lady!

Georgia Guy said...

Hi Jessica,

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Safe sailing and Godspeed.

Georgia Guy

z said...


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish you good luck and fair wind.
Zura (Tbilisi-Gorgia)

Jerome - Florida said...

Merry Christmas Jessica and all your team and family.
What you probably do not realize is that you are giving many of us an amazing present this Christmas by letting us live through your journey as if we were with you. You also allow many of us to dream with our eyes wide open and to realize that everything is possible we put our heart into it.
Many of us dream of going to sea, cruising around the World for a while. Following your amazing journey just makes it even more tempting.
Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Alison said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas. Hope you enjoyed your presents and your Christmas food.

Emile Maravale Home Skooling said...

Yes and a Merry Christmas to you too. You are certainly dedicated to keeping Jess in good sprits and keeping her safe.

z said...


Marry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wish you good luck and fair wind.

Zura (Tbilisi-Gorgia)

Petrina said...

Hi Jess

been following your progress since day 1. Fantastic!! All the best to you, EPL and all your fantastic backing team. Fair winds and hope your trip to the roaring 40's goes well. Go girl!

Heather (Sunshine Coast) said...

Hope you found lots of goodies in the Christmas Bag.....
Enjoy your day, everyone is thinking of you, and there will be a toast at our table this year...

Ed (USA) said...

Wishing you the best Christmas ever. You are a shining example for people. Keep it together, keep it safe and keep in touch.
Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jessica. You are an inspiration. Praying for your safety and success. God bless you.
Perrysburg, Ohio; United States

samurai said...

Hey Jess, I hope you're well.
I just watched your latest video and thought, there's that "cat that swallowed the canary" look again. You're looking very well and pleased with yourself surrounded by all that cheer.
The boat's motion seems nearly non-existant in the video so I hope you're able to make the most of the calm to immerse yourself in total enjoyment, as you so well deserve.
When you're an old woman in your 80's or 90's your short term momory may falter but your long term memory will remind you of this Christmas day, 2009 which your (then) younger generation will be most impressed by.
PassageWeather's synopsis looks promising for your onward progress to the horn. I hope one of your pressies was a gold earing. That will surely have to be another photo op. :-))
I have to work this evening but am so looking forward to the weekend off to watch the Sydney to Hobart on telly.
Take care, stay safe, warm, well hydrated and bye for now...Sam :-))

katsola said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jess and Team,

Have a wonderful day, and keep on sailing :-)


Bryn said...

Merry Christmas Jess hope your having a wonderfuld day with all the presents that you have on the boat and happy new year if I don't get to comment

Bryn WA Australia

Bruce de Mich said...

Thanks for sharing your spirited space in the Pacific Ocean, Jessica! Hope your day is full of enjoyment... sounds like you are doing your best with available resources to make it so and I suspect like all other tasks so far you will succeed with this one too!

From the heart, from the heart of Michigan, Joyous Christmas and A Happy New Year - 2010!


Dave said...

Hi Jesse, It's still Christmas eve (for another hour or so) here in London Ontario Canada, I've been following you every day since you departed Sidney. I too am a sailor, but nothing like what you're undertaking. Keep up the good work. We're all very proud of you. Merry Christmas and a smooth beat into 2010. Dave

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jess and to you all..
May the good Lord keep you and see you through this journey..


Robin, Stephanie and Caitlin, Penrith NSW said...

Merry Christmas Jessica,enjoy opening your presents.

Ziv said...

Merry Christmas to Jessica, her family and support team. I hope everyone has a great holiday.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jessica!

Caves Beach Andrew said...

Thanks Blogmaster Andrew,

Merry Christmas from Adopted Daddy Andrew!

It is good to know that Jessica and all her support team appreciate the efforts of all of the supporters.

I have watched the video and it is good - Jessica looks very content and happy which is a good thing.

Once again to Jesse,

Have a great Christmas!

Anyway back to golf practice for me - no rest for the wicked!

Take care everyone and Merry Christmas to all of Jessica's supporters as well.

Caves Beach, Newcastle

jo from perth said...

Thanks so much for the xmas video Jesse. You look great, relaxed and happy and excited about all your presents and xmas food. We r just off to a big lunch with my family... i will have an extra prawn for you!
Good winds Safe Sailing.
p.s. fab job on decorating EPL

Peter and Sally on the Gold Coast said...

To Jessica

MERRY CHRISTMAS, I hope you got lots of lovely pressies.

To Andrew and all the shore team, to Jess's Mum & Dad how proud you must be

Take Care
God Speed and may King Neptune keep her safe

Peter and Sally

Anonymous said...


Chimli said...

Good job all concerned and a big fat jolly and Merry Xmas :)

minnesota mom said...

Merriest of Christmases from Minnesota Mom. I wish I could be with you to make some fresh bread and pie. Warmest wishes and happiest thoughts. You are in my heart. Go get that Cape Horn.

Bryce said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all of us here in Sylvania Waters. Good luck for the rest of your journey!

Jasmin, Bryce, Ron, Tanya, Rob, Tara, and Nan

Leo said...

wishing Jessica and her team a very Merry Christmas.
I have followed you from the beginning and every night I go to sleep thinking how lucky you are. I am a boater and love the ocean so I know how you feel.

Leo - Boston, MA USA

Anonymous said...

Hey Miss Watson.. Taurean Superstar.. So many people think you are. I am having a slice of oven cured Ham and if I could I would give the rest to you.Soldier on big sister, you look as though you are in control and I am always keeping an eagle eye on you. Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Forget the Ham and bring the Bacon home Taurean Superstar. Take Care and watch the ball.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jessica,
My name is Braden and I am 4.5 years old. I like sailing with my dad and mum. We have a 34 foot sailboat. I really hope Santa finds you and you get lots of presents. Some day I hope to sail around the world to. You Rock.

faye said...

Merry Christmas Jessica
The Bartletts in Hawaii

Chimli said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you Jessie and all your deck hands, lol. Thanks for yr very Christmaseee video update too!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas

Farnarkle said...

Merry Xmas Jess, your family and team. Hope your pressies were just what you wanted out there - I'm sure there'll be plenty more when you get home.
Tomorrow is Syd-Hobart, I'm sure all the crews will be thinking of you at some stage - good luck to you all.
Cape Horn here we come.
John - Wooroloo WA

Mark Anthony of Dallas said...

Mark from Dallas Texas wishes you a Merry Christmas Jessica! Hope Santa pays you a visit! He might have a GPS in that sleigh of his :)

Jan - Wellington, NZ said...

Happy Christmas Jesse. I hope you got some real goodies in that pile of presents I saw in your video. Hopefully this will be the only christmas you'll ever spend all on your own (physically).

You take care and enjoy your xmas dinner!

Big christmas hug


SaltyDog said...


I'm somewhat at the tail end of the time zones, so I just got home on Christmas Eve in time to see your video before going to bed. Thanks so much, that made my Christmas Eve special. I know you expressed a little home sickness recently. On my way home tonight, I stopped on the island that I live on and looked out over the water with the stars shining bright, thought of you and felt a little reverse home sickness. I thought how much I miss being on the ocean and how lucky you are to be there. I know you miss your family and friends but you will see them sooner than you can imagine. Just appreciate what you're experiencing right now, because it will be a great memory for the rest of your life.

You looked so happy and festive in the video, it brought a smile to my face. Again, thanks for making this a special Christmas for all who are following your trip.

Have fun, stay safe and happy sailing.

From Seattle, WA, USA

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Jessica from Indiana, USA. Thanks for doing this trip and blogging about it. It is a big encouragement for me. --L

Toni McLean said...

Dear support team,
Each time I post a comment I think of all the people supporting Jessica, all the people who are giving up their time to scan the comments, the web master, the technical people, and of course her family. Thank you very much. We obviously all enjoy and appreciate being able to follow Jessica. It reminds me of the weight of Australia on Cathy Freeman's shoulders in 2000. We can "kill with kindness" when we don't mean to. We all do wish Jessica well and hope she achieves her goal for her own sake.

So thank you again for accommodating all of us.

Best wishes

kellie said...

to jessica and her support team
wishing everyone a merry Christmas be safe jessica and enjoy your christmas

Nick said...

Merry Christmas Jess, you are an amazing women and Lamb chops and pudding sounds great for Christmas Dinner. When you get back I'll make you a Chocolate Mousse Cake.
Keep Safe, Keep well
Cheers Nick

kellie said...

to jessica and the support team merry christmas and a happy new year be safe jesse and take care

Rick said...

Merry Christmas Jess!!
This will probably be the most memorable chrismas of your life, so enjoy it and take it all in.

Keep the blogs coming as it's become one of the first things I do when I get on the computer is check to see what your up to.

If you ever get to chicago I would love to buy you dinner and hear all your stories. It's kind of cool when you think about the fact that even with the billions of people on the planet, that you're the youngest person to do something. Not too many people can say that.

Good luck and Godspeed

Rick Chicago USA

The McGraths said...

Thankyou Andrew,

We just love everything about the blog. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all of you.

The McGraths, Nowra NSW

Anonymous said...

Dear Jesse,

Christmas Day arrived here just minutes ago and before I turn in to await Santa's arrival I want to wish you, your family and your team and sponsors as well as your many blog supporters a very Merry Christmas.

I thank you Jesse for your gift this year of allowing me to share your exciting dream. It's meant a lot to me.... and you have my greatest respect.

Take care young lady,
Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, Canada

Anonymous said...

Thank you.
God bless you all
Richard (QLD)

Roger H. Werner said...

Happy Christmas to you all. Your description of Point Nemo did sound eerie. I'm trying to imagine myself on a boat literally in the middle of nowhere. Regretfully, I can't but to tell the truth, I'm not sure that I'd enjoy the experience. Picture from the top of the mast was totally cool!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jesse and to your wonderful support team as well. Good for you for following your dreams. Had a toast to you today during Christmas Lunch.
All the best.
Tania, Brisbane

Petrichor said...

Go Jess!!
Merry Christmas and enjoy the adventure~

Livy said...

Merry Christmas Jesse and a very successful 2010. You are not alone when you have millions of people from all over the world following your every day wishing you every success.

Livy said...

Merry Christmas Jesse and a very successful 2010. You are not alone when you have millions of people from all over the world following your every day and praying for your success.

The McGraths said...

Hi Jesse,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, hope Santa got you what you wanted. You won't have time to feel homesick today, just keep playing some music, chill out and if you get the time read some of the blogs.

We were just discussing you after lunch and my family played a big trick on me. My son-in-law said "Jess has just made the "big turn" which made me run for the computer. Of course they all thought it was hilarious except me. I've since seen the funny side of it and realized how much you are part of our Christmas Day.

We all love you,

The McGraths, Nowra NSW

Robert said...

cool vid,

very interesting background noise and visual. the boat rhythmically rocks and creaks as it does so. is this a potential problem? hope it something in the interior and no big deal.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Jesse!

That sounds like quite the Southern Ocean feast you have planned for today.

You seem well on track for Cape Horn, fog and all, and I am sure we will all breathe a huge sigh of relief once you clear the first of the three Great Capes!

Bill in Boston, USA

Andrew said...

Hope you have a great Christmas meal and find all the presents packed away for you.

Look forward to every post.

Andrew from Perth (in Adelaide

carole (Mackay) QLD said...

Merry Christmas to Jess, the fluffy crew, Andrew, the amazing shore team and of course Jessicas parents and Family and also other bloggers from around the world.

Jess your video was great, you looked so excited and full of enthusiasm to get into your presents, good to see you hadnt opened them prior (they stil looked tightly wrapped) LOL and love the tinsel in the hair and decorations around the cabin. The festive spirit is alive and well out in the middle of the ocean. Merry Christmas to you, and tho you are far away, we are actually all close to you in spirit.

At Christmas lunch we gave thanks to "Jessica" for inspiring so many pwople around the world to chase their dreams, and also blessings for the rest of your journey.

I hope you found lots of exciting things inside that wrapping paper, and our thoughts are with you today especially. PS your christmas menu sounds like it is from a restaurant - great stuff ! Hope you enjoyed it.

Fair winds

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jessica and everybody ashore! Without you guys Jessica would still be a 15yo girl with dreams, but now she is a 15yo old girl following and completing her dreams!

Top of the season to Jess, the team and all the other bloggers!

Cheers, Leeroy BNE

alyshä said...

Hey Jesse,

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Malaysia! I am green with envy from reading about how much fun you're having out there. You are such an inspiration. Stay safe! :) *hugs*


Anonymous said...

My children and I have been following your adventure from the beginning. I've been amazed how much it has taught my children by looking at the maps and they love it. This is my first time to send a comment, but I want to say thanks for sharing with us. Your blog is so interesting. Have a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year!!! We are thinking and praying for you.
Kathy, USA

Ron said...

I once again wish you a very Merry Christmas as well as a Blessed Christmas. You're in the middle of the Southern Ocean but you're not alone. A large part of the world is with you, just as I am. I don't envy you of the cold sailing ahead. I'm a hot weather sailor.

Ron - Alabama USA

David said...

Merry Christmas Jessica !!

Ian said...

Merry christmas to all of Jessica's support crew. You do an amazing job to keep your, and our very own, princess alive and well.

Not only does Jessica show a great amount of determination and pluck but you guys, in placing your trust in her, pay her a huge compliment.

Look after our girl, as you have done so well so far, and bring her back safely to us.

Merry Christmas!

Ian from Brisbane

Dee said...

Even though you alone out there under acover of fog there are thousands wishing you well, I tell everyone about you Jess. May from a beautiful day here in Port Elizabeth, South Africa may you have a very special Christmas Day.

John, Plano, Tx said...

Merry Christmas and safe travels... I have enjoyed reading every day of your journey...

Cobrarog said...

Merry Christmas to you Jessica and your whole team back home as well as all of your followers around the world.

Your Christmas video is wonderful to see and confirms you are doing well for yourself. That Santa bag of goodies is now creating another bit of intrigue, wondering what is in there.
Thank you again for having us all aboard!

Keep safe.

Cobrarog from Hervey Bay

Mary said...

Hiya, Jess and BlogMaster Andrew,

Merry Christmas, with great thanks for the messsage and video. What a treat to see you looking so decked out, Jess, with your piles of pressies all around you!

With all Best Wishes for continued Joy in Sailing, with heaps of Confidence that keeps moving you forward.

Mary, Maine,USA

Bob C said...


A very Merry Christmas from Arizona, USA. NOT having a warm Christmas here, which is unusual as it would be for your home. Downright nippy outside right now (42.4F) - although you may be experiencing some similar temps soon.

Anyway`-`please enjoy the day and all of the treats.

Fair winds.

Bob C.

Mark Wharton Reid said...

Merry Christmas Jessica, My son Mitch (17) and I enjoy following your adventure on your voyage around the world. Keep up the good work. You seem to be in good spirits! Good luck and enjoy a special X-Mas, you'll never forget. Take care.
Mark and Mitch Reid
Bayport, Minnesota USA

Anonymous said...

Your video was a nice Christmas gift to me Jessica. Stay safe and have fun.

Rob Hardie said...

Merry Christmas Jesse, Andrew and the entire team.

Thanks for the video post today. It is great seeing our Jessica and seeing she is in good spirits.

Jesse, hope you enjoyed your Christmas lunch and the rest of your day. I along with so many others are thinking of you while we enjoy our own Christmas day.

Stay safe and keep warm

Ingleburn NSW

Carol said...

Dear Jessica,

Many, many times throughout the day, I reach out to give your hand a reassuring and encouraging squeeze. Hope you’re feeling it. I’m sure you have a whole world of millions, . . yes . . . millions, of people who are also thinking of you and sending their love across the miles to you. Think of our prayers and hugs, as being relayed through the closest satellite, so they reach you almost instantly.

At any moment of the day, or night, I have no doubt that you are being thought about, and being sent love and hugs, and urged on in your voyage. And through your log (or Blog) we are all enjoying your amazing accomplishments . . . vicariously! Thank you for that most wonderful gift . . . and for close to 6 more months . . . we get to “travel along with you” !

You’re having a life-changing adventure, and you will be in for great things because of the experiences you will have faced!
Although none of us will have the opportunity to live your same dream, you can be certain that we know, at least second-hand, what you are going through . . . and we love sharing it with you!!!!!

Keep providing us with updates of your wonderful adventure, and when you feel the sun or look up at the moon . . . know that there are others enjoying that same view and feeling closer to you!!!!

Feel the squeeze? I’m sending it to you now . . . and will continue to for the remainder of your awesome trip!!

Stay safely clipped, and keep that life vest on, and the extra phone handy.

Sent with much love and admiration for your courage, and with my best wishes for continued smooth sailing!

Carol in Florida, U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas Jess in the middle of nowhere!! Hope Santa found you and that you felt the spirits of all those who follow your journey there with and cheers
Sue (Buderim)

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing us your sea adventure... safe sailing.

Doug said...

I have four daughters of my own here in Nelson, British Columbia, and I am following your progress every day as though you were daughter #5. Merry Christmas Jessica!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jesse.

Annette, Melbourne

Anonymous said...

Wishing you, your family and your back up team all the best for the Festive Season. Amazing to see the distance you have covered in the amount of time you have been out at see. Stay safe!!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jess.
Hope you two ladies are faring well.
I can barely wait to see you enter sydney harbour

Voice + Text said...

Go Jess! Think you're terrific. Safe sailing and all the best for 2010.

Bill D'Arcy

Marcus Schormann,Germany said...

Hey Jessica, hey everyone of her family and friends. Mary christmas to all of you - especialy to Jess
and all the best, fair winds amd a god progress in the south pacific.
Take care, Jessica, don´t forget - one hand fr the ship, one for yourself.
God bless, yours Marcus from Germny

Mark said...

Best wishes for Christmas I hope you have had a great day.
Sydeny to Hobart tomorrow so there will be some other sailors on the pond to keep you company.
Take Care.


Suzanne said...

Great Video Jessica

Keep going, you WILL make it.

kina said...

Hey Andrew and the team,
thanks for the greets and right back at you guys. What a great job you're all doing in keeping our star on the straight and to speak :) To be working on the website on xmas day speaks volumes of the dedication you all have for Jesse' wellbeing.
For as long as jesse is on the water we WILL continue to encourage her to, and beyond the finish line.
All the best to you and yours.

Ben (Qld)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, good luck getting to the horn

matt said...

Dear Jessica,
My name is Ruby I am 8 I have a little sister who is 5. We have been watching your christmas video. We have a yacht called Maggie.
We are going on Maggie tomorow. We live in Tasmania.
Goodby Ruby

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Jesse!
Thanks for the video. I like your Christmas decoration very much.

Sofia - Bulgaria

S C Petersen said...

Captain Jessica,
Merry Christmas to you, your family, and your entire support team.
May you have fair winds and following seas for the duration of your voyage.
God Speed,

Bebie - Caloundra said...

Thank you Andrew. You do a wonderful job for all of us. Thanks for letting us be a part of Jesse's journey.

Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New year.

Pipefish said...

Merry Christmas Jessica!!
Here's hoping you've enjoyed your pressies and treats! I was out seeing the new 3D film Avatar which is awesome, and I highly recommend it to you when you return! Christmas blessings to you Jess, and for those of us of age, we raise our mugs to you for your efforts and adventure! Cheers!

Pipefish, California Usa

curryfamily said...

we wish you a merry from the gong

Anonymous said...

Hi Captain Watson; MERRY CHRISTMAS
Alfred Vancouver, Canada

Anonymous said...

Hello Jess! I'm Norbert from Hungary, Europe! I wish you a Merry Christmas, and let your dream come true!

Anonymous said...

Go girl. U can do it. merry Xmas from Mark , Gold Coast

Sam Peart said...

Gday Jess :D,
I've been keeping watch over your voyage since you left and I thought Xmas day was as good a time as any to send you a message :).

I am 17 and love anything outdoors or anything sporty, I think what your doing is the most amazing thing. Your such an amazing chick for having the guts to do what so few could do.
I hope you have a Great Christmas and I will, as I sure all of Australia will, watch your awesome progress. I will be sure to right again :D.

All the best Jess :D
From Sam

David and Una said...

Thanks to 'Blogmaster Andrew' and all the team working with Jesse. All of us find Jesse's journey exciting and motivating and can not wait for the day she sails through the heads victorious. We followed her up the Mooloola River and have signed in every day for the latest ever since.

Stay safe!

Russ. said...

Have a safe and happy one Jess. It must be tough being away from your family and friends for Xmas. But you've come this far and you'll go the rest of the way.

Merry Christmas Jess! :-)

Russ & Christine.

Adzy said...

Hey Hey Jessica,
Just wanted to say Merry Christmas. My family and I have been following your progress and wish you all the very best for the rest of your amazing adventure.
Keep going strong girl. Talk to you soon. Merry Xmas Adam

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a happy day Jess with your presents to open and some christmas dinner- the chrissie decs look great - lovely to see you on the video
Happy christmas to you and your crew your mum and dad and all your ground crew
We are all thinking of you here in Brisbane
Rug up keep warm and sail safe
Susie B

Lucas McCain said...

Merry Xmas Jessica, Hope you had a happy day.

The tribe of six said...

Merry Christmas Jess! Hope you have fun doing all you planned to do :) Sarah

Lucy said...

Merry Christmas Jessica! from Vancouver, BC, Canada!!

loving your blog... so proud of you and what you are doing. Please know that there are thousands of people reading your blog each day!!! A minimun of 2-300 people post but there will be many more that just never post, so know that there are many people thinking of you our there.

Really liking the ability of you sending a video!! I wish Robin L. Graham had that opportunity... although it would have made his journey a different one.

Merry Christmas, you are so brave so just know we are thinking of you and wish you fair winds from now until you return home!!! BE SAFE please!!!

Lucy & Tanner
Vancouver, BC

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jesse, your cabin looks great, I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas Day.
I really hope you get some sunny weather soon.
Thanks Blogmaster Andrew! We all appreciate the work you put in to get this blog organised.
Safe sailing Jessica, always remember we are right there with you in spirit.
Bluefin, Buderim, Queensland.

z said...

To Jess, family and support team,

Here's wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a terrific New Year

z of Nq

Russell @ Sunny Coast said...

Hey Jess,

I hope you have had a great Christmas, one like no one else in the world is having right now. Hope you didn't over eat like we all did!!

What an awesome place to be, the furthest you can be away from land, sends shivers up my spine thinking about being that far away from anything, yet you take it in your stride and it's a milestone for you! You are an awesome peron Jessica Watson, one who makes us all proud of what you are achieving. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your quest.
Jess, you keep safe in the next part of your journey, our thoughts and our prayers are with you.
May God keep you safe and give you wisdom.

Sunny Coast Qld

Tony from Brisbane said...

Hey Jes,
Hope your having an unforgetable Christmas. Your still in all our thoughts here in Brisbane.

Anonymous said...

Hi there Jesse chin up. each day you can tick off you are another day closer to your record baby. Merry Xmas and a happy new year. i follow u with envy take care look forward to your next messages and vidio. Stay safe Mwah and hugs. huge supporter of yours N.S.W

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to Jessica and her support team.

It's a joy to follow the adventure via the web and simply amazing to be able to.


stu said...

You continue to amaze me, I stand corrected!!!!!!!!!

jackshi said...

Merry Christmas "Jess" and safe sailing through the new year. I enjoy following your journey and in awe of your ambition. I loved the tinsel ribbon in your hair, by the way.
Valerie, Cairns.

HAWKEYE said...


Hi Jesse and merry Christmas once again. Thanks for the video and you looked gorgeous decked out for the day and the menu sounds pretty good to me. I'm sure you've been busy talking to family and friends and that would have been a real thrill for all involved.

Take care darl and remember you are creating personal history out there and I'm so proud of you. Continue to keep yourself safe as you are so special and far too precious for anything to happen to you at any time. Pleae please take lots of care and thanks for being the beautiful girl you are.
God bless and be happy!!


Anonymous said...

You go girl - it's fantastic to see you out in the middle of no where and yet very happy with your lot! Go and enjoy the Xmas pud and choc mousse and we will continue to follow your progress. Merry Christmas.

Amazedbyou said...

Hi Andrew and all the shore crew !!

Thanks for all you do. You are our crew as well, in a way. You would not get much sleep Andrew maintaining this gargantuan blog. How good is it though...just one big family. Loving it.

Hope you and your families have a lovely christmas, you have so much to celebrate. Cheers and Beers !!

The Crows - Rose Bay said...

Hey Jesse,
Have a fabulous day today Merry Christmas , might be over for you already( whoops) - nearly 8000 nm under your belt - its awesome Jesse - we are so proud of you and cant wait to see you sailing into Sydney Harbour.
Have a blast. Cheers Crowie, Lu, Max, Zoe and Sam - Rose Bay

Bronte Smith said...

Merry Christmas are truly a remarkable and brave young lady and my prays and thoughts are with you on your journey. You are accomplishing what many of us only dream about.
Have a great Christmas and a great journey.
God Bless.....Bronte Smith from Adelaide.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jessica
Keep safe and sail fast!!
Love reading your messages they inspire me everyday.

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