Jessica Watson

Sailor Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson OAM is an Australian sailor. She resides in Buderim, Queensland. In May 2010, she unofficially became the youngest person to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world, although her route did not meet World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) criteria for circumnavigation of the globe. Watson departed from Sydney on 18 October 2009, heading eastbound over the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
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Birthday
18 May 1993
home town
Gold Coast
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'Most stressful time in my life': WA student's agony as ATAR result revealed - WAtoday
Google News - 2 months
WAtoday 'Most stressful time in my life': WA student's agony as ATAR result revealed WAtoday Perth high schooler Jess Watson describes her final year of school as "the best and worst year" of her life so far. As a head girl, captain of her local netball team, star debater and beloved friend, the 18-year-old St Marks student had the weight of ... Didn't get the ATAR result you were expecting? This might helpThe Sydney Morning Herald Studies show that students who achieve high ATARS perform better at university and in lifeDaily Telegraph ATAR results released a day early for WA school students, median result down on last yearCommunity Newspaper Group Yahoo7 News -97.3 Coast FM -The West Australian all 9 news articles »
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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! Me: Is that what you're wearing to school today? 3yo: Yep! Me: Fine. Just get in the car. 3yo: [Goes to school dressed in stickers.] — The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) February 29, 2016 Parenting is like nothing else. Except you know those days when you drop everything, stuff breaks and everything goes wrong? It's like that. — Court (@Discourt) February 29, 2016 The kids in carpool this morning didn't seem to appreciate my one-person top-volume sing-along dance party as much as I thought they would. — Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) March 3, 2016 Every time I see how-to hairstyle videos, I think, "Maybe tomorrow I'll try that" then I slap my hair in a ponytail & j...
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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! Don't ask me if I've seen a new movie. I have four little girls. If there wasn't a singing princess in it, the answer is no. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 11, 2016 BABY BOSS: we need to talk about your work ethic ME: *covers face with hands* BABY BOSS: oh guess he's out for lunch. I'll talk to him later — Kalvin (@KalvinMacleod) January 12, 2016 I didn't win the PowerBall, but my kids let me sleep until 8am, which is basically the same thing. — The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) January 10, 2016 If you enjoy the sound a speaker makes when it's too close to a microphone, then having children might be for you. — Brenna Jennings (@SuburbanSnaps) January 1...
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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! Don't ask me if I've seen a new movie. I have four little girls. If there wasn't a singing princess in it, the answer is no. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 11, 2016 BABY BOSS: we need to talk about your work ethic ME: *covers face with hands* BABY BOSS: oh guess he's out for lunch. I'll talk to him later — Kalvin (@KalvinMacleod) January 12, 2016 I didn't win the PowerBall, but my kids let me sleep until 8am, which is basically the same thing. — The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) January 10, 2016 If you enjoy the sound a speaker makes when it's too close to a microphone, then having children might be for you. — Brenna Jennings (@SuburbanSnaps) January 1...
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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! Don't ask me if I've seen a new movie. I have four little girls. If there wasn't a singing princess in it, the answer is no. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 11, 2016 BABY BOSS: we need to talk about your work ethic ME: *covers face with hands* BABY BOSS: oh guess he's out for lunch. I'll talk to him later — Kalvin (@KalvinMacleod) January 12, 2016 I didn't win the PowerBall, but my kids let me sleep until 8am, which is basically the same thing. — The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) January 10, 2016 If you enjoy the sound a speaker makes when it's too close to a microphone, then having children might be for you. — Brenna Jennings (@SuburbanSnaps) January 1...
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Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! Hearing your kid say, "The sky's awake...so I'm awake" at 4:45 AM is a clear indication that she needs to stop watching #Frozen — Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) July 20, 2014 Being compelled to risk waking your kid to make sure he's okay when he's sleeping later than usual is one of the curses of being a parent. — Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) July 18, 2014 The day you throw away a pair of underwear in a public place is the day you've earned your stripes as a parent. — Janel Mills (@649point133) July 18, 2014 If the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing repeatedly yet expecting different results," then all parents are insane. — The Daddy Complex (@thedaddycomplex) July 17, 201...
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Jessica Watson: You Are Supermom and So Are You
Huffington Post - over 4 years
People always tell me my hands are full. Persuading two 5-year-olds to stay close with a toddler on my hip and a teenager talking my other ear off as I weave through Target brings out these sorts of comments, I guess. But they kind of bug me. Maybe because I am already a little irritable when I'm stopped mid-crazy shopping trip or maybe because, after losing a daughter, I will never feel like my hands are full or maybe because, aren't all of our hands full? If my kids have decided to be relatively quiet on a shopping trip but the mom one aisle over has an only child who has gone all "wet noodle" in front of the bouncy balls and is screaming like he just skinned his knees on concrete, aren't her arms the full ones? Whether you have one child or two children or 10, the truth about motherhood is that it is not easy for anyone in the everyday, every moment. No matter how elaborately your neighbor organized her daughter's lemonade stand, no matter how perfectly...
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Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield: 5 Tips Graduates Can Learn From Superachievers
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Congratulations, after running on fumes for years -- pulling all nighters and cramming for your exams -- you've finally made it. You've finished school and earned your degree. But before you've even had a chance to catch your breath everyone's asking, "So, what's next?" To arm you in the coming struggle to pursue your post-graduate goals it may help to take a look at some proven practices from real life. These core practices come from over three-dozen superachievers who we interviewed for The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It Well, including actor Alec Baldwin, Zappos's CEO Tony Hsieh, sports icon Yogi Berra, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan and Laura Linney. No matter what field these extraordinary people mastered, whether it was business, the arts, entertainment, sports, science or technology, we found that these practices have been key to their success. You, too, can apply them to your own work and career. LEARN FROM FAILURE: You may ...
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Jessica Watson: What I Want Other Moms To Know About Me
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
I started long after I knew better, past the age when my decisions could be chalked up to that invincible feeling that fades away as we get older. Already a mother I should have been setting a good example and following the very rules I was setting for my own child. I was embarrassed by my weakness. Life was too much. Single parenting and autism and a whirlwind of experience I couldn't seem to grasp left me feeling undeserving of the most basic necessities and looking for something I might actually be able to control. Food and I have never had a loving relationship. You would never find me drooling over cake or fumbling for enough adjectives to describe last night's dinner. I had always eaten because that is just what you do, until I didn't. In my early twenties I was put on a steroid regimen for an allergic reaction. Reading the label a little too closely, I fixated on the side effect of "weight gain" and planned what turned out to be the first of many meals I wo...
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Jessica Watson: A Letter to My Daughter About Special Olympics
Huffington Post - about 5 years
My daughter is 17, almost 18 now, and has been part of the Special Olympics for nearly 10 years. She has an amazing heart, an unbreakable spirit and autism. As I think about the Special Olympics organization and what being a part of it has done for us, there is so much I want to say to them... but so much more I want to say to my daughter. Dear Ashlyn, Do you remember the day you decided you should not use a Cars lunchbox anymore? You were devastated and so was I. You were starting middle school and you noticed that no one else, especially the girls, were carrying one. My heart broke a little, because I knew you loved that lunch box and until then, you didn't care about everyone else and their brown paper lunch bags. Ever since that day, I have cherished the times when you can be exactly who you want. It is tough for you to be a teenager, I know it is, but not in the dating, gossiping, stereotypical sort of way. I know that the flash of a camera drives you nuts. I kn...
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Watson's solo sail to be a feature film
Byron Shire News - over 5 years
THE life of round-the-world sailor Jessica Watson is to be turned into a major movie that will be filmed in Sydney and the Gold Coast next year.
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Jessica Watson's supplier goes under
Byron Shire News - over 5 years
THE franchise system that reportedly helped feed teenage solo sailor Jessica Watson in her global adventure has fallen into deep water.
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Riverview Ambassador Team Expands
Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch - over 5 years
News Report The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) Ambassador Team welcomed a number of new members when it met June 1 the Riverview Civic Center.  The Ambassador Team is associated with the public relations of the GRCC and strives to bring members closer through business-to-business relationships.  Members are: Jacalyn Anticola, Christian Beiter, Daniel Berkowitz, Erik Butler, Chris Caito, Jennifer Caskey, Beverly Dail, J.R. Del Castillo, Tanya Doran, Joe Eletto, Alison Farnan, Donna Fore, Leslie Forrester, Margaret Fricke, Linda Grafton, Joe Nichols, Tanya O'Connor, Jennifer Petit, Jimmy Picanza, Randy Ramos, Tom Reagin, Richard Rohde, Trenna Russ, Jordann Scruggs, Cora Simon, Daisy Vega, Lorrin Wagner, Margy Watkins, Jessica Watson and Melissa Youngberg. For more information, contact the chamber office 813-234-5944 or email info@riverviewchamber.com.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jessica Watson
    TEENAGE
  • 2012
    Age 18
    She was selected as one of the entrants to the Who's Who in Australia 2012 edition.
  • 2011
    Age 17
    After that, she sailed in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in December 2011, skippering Another Challenge with the youngest crew to ever compete in the race, consisting of ten people aged under 22, with Jessica aged 18.
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    In August 2011 she sailed in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race with part of her intended Sydney–Hobart crew using the boat Another Challenge.
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    Following the Mini Fastnet, she sailed the Round the Island Race in United Kingdom in June 2011, as a crew member with Phil Baughen as skipper and Michael Perham as third crew member, although they had to retire after boat damage.
    Watson took part in the Mini Fastnet sailing race, in Europe, in June 2011, sailing a two-person mini sailboat with Scott Cavanough as skipper.
    Watson was the first female skipper to cross the line in the 2011 Sydney to Hobart and as a result earned the Jane Tate trophy.
    Watson was named the Young Australian of the Year on 25 January 2011.
    In recognition of her achievement Watson was named the 2011 Young Australian of the Year, and the following year was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.
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  • 2010
    Age 16
    She returned to Sydney on 15 May 2010, three days before her 17th birthday.
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    She was selected as one of the ten international "2010 Adventurers of the Year" by National Geographic Society, and was the only sailor in the group.
    Sailing website Sail-World.com published an analysis on 3 May 2010 which claimed that the expected rhumb line distance travelled by Watson was, which was less than the required distance according to the definition set by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC), and that the journey was therefore ineligible to claim world record status for round-the-world journeys.
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    Watson completed her journey on day 210 of her voyage at 1:53 pm on 15 May 2010 when she arrived in Sydney Harbour.
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    Watson arrived in the Australian economic zone on 10 April 2010, celebrating with crackers and Vegemite.
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    On 15 February 2010, she crossed the Prime Meridian, crossing from the Western Hemisphere to the Eastern Hemisphere.
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    The halfway point on the voyage was passed on 25 January 2010, her 100th day at sea, based on the original calculation of sailing route.
    Just over a week later, on 23 January 2010, several days after passing the Falkland Islands, she suffered four knock-downs in a severe storm with 10-metre waves and winds.
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    On 13 January 2010 (9:40 UTC) she passed Cape Horn, having sailed around 9,800 nmi in 87 days.
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  • 2009
    Age 15
    As required for a full circumnavigation, she crossed the equator on 19 November 2009 (Australian date), near Jarvis Island at about 161°40'W longitude, and rounded Kiritimati on 22 November 2009 (Australian date) after 36 days.
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    Watson sailed out of Sydney Harbour on 18 October 2009 in her pink-hulled Ella Baché-sponsored Ella's Pink Lady. 18 days later, on 5 November, she passed Tonga, sailing clear of both New Zealand and Fiji.
    During a test run sailing from Brisbane to Sydney, on her first night after leaving Brisbane, Ella's Pink Lady collided with the Silver Yang, a 63,000-tonne bulk carrier at about 02.00 am on 9 September 2009 near Point Lookout.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1993
    Born
    Born on May 18, 1993.
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