Jul 23, 2010 true spirit is the autobiography of jessica watson, who at just 16 years was the youngest personal to sail solo and unassisted around the world. Watson has written a book about her experience, true spirit published by hachette australia. In 2011, jessica skippered the youngest crew ever to compete in the sydney to hobart yacht race. Im jessica watson, coach, yogi, big dreamer, and your next secret weapon. News and features from the official website for world sailing, the world governing body for the sport of sailing. On may 15, 2010, at just sixteen, she became the the youngest person to have ever sail solo, unassisted and nonstop around the globe. Jessica watson interview video jessica s dad grateful for safe return epoch. Jessica completed an mba in 2017, she is a partner in marine startup deckee, an ambassador for mobile travel agents, and is a youth representative for the united nations world food programme. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Departing sydney on 18 october 2009, watson headed northeast, crossing the equator in the pacific ocean before crossing the atlantic and indian oceans. Hachette childrens books australia will be publishing jessica s debut middlegrade novel in january 2018. Her circumnavigation was accomplished without stopping at all. About the author jessica watson is an australian school girl and keen sailor.
The true story of a 16yearold australian who sailed solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world watson, jessica on. Youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world. Jess is the second of four children and was a shy and dyslexic child. My first picture book for children was published in 1986, and i have been making books ever since. Only a few days ago i was able to speak to jessica and ask her some questions about her adventure, future plans, and of course simplicity. Jessica watson oam born 18 may 1993 is an australian sailor who was awarded the order of australia medal for completing a southern hemisphere solo circumnavigation. Jessica watson, adventurers of the year national geographic. True spirit by jessica watson on may 15, 2010, after 210 days at sea and more than 22000 nautical miles, 16yearold jessica watson sailed her 33foot boat. Indigo blue seamlessly combines sailing, friendship, and romance with magical realism. True spirit book by jessica watson official publisher page.
Jessica watson has 12 books on goodreads with 1893 ratings. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. Discover book depositorys huge selection of jessica watson books online. Before jessica watson steered her 34foot yacht across four oceans, circling the globe without stopping once, her yacht had a collision with a 63,000ton bulk carrier during the first night of a. Jessica spent years preparing for this moment, years focused on achieving her dream. They look at the world as a place of challenges and though they know what fear is, they refuse to be hindered by it. Watson has also filmed a documentary about her solo trip before, during and after completing her journey. Now, at 22, jessica tells mamamia that wasnt the case. Along with her excellent knowledge of sailing, jessica brings to this fun and quirky story an obvious familiarity with the landscape and history of the coastal setting. Jessica watson was born on may 18th, 1993 on the gold coast of australia. Jessica watson consultant deloitte australia linkedin.
Dec 06, 2010 before jessica watson steered her 34foot yacht across four oceans, circling the globe without stopping once, her yacht had a collision with a 63,000ton bulk carrier during the first night of a. Jesse watson talks about book from the indian ocean youtube jesse watson speaks in brisbane you tube. Jessica watson, oam order of australia medal, is a young australian sailor and champion of the iucn world parks congress 2014. Jessica watson bio, facts, family famous birthdays. Jessica watson stole the hearts of australia when she became the youngest person to sail around the world unassisted. For five years the watson family lived on a 16 metre cabin cruiser and then moved into a purposed built double decker bus. True spirit is the autobiography of jessica watson, who at just 16 years was the youngest personal to sail solo and unassisted around the world. Explorer who became the youngest person to sail unassisted around the world without stopping in may 2010. Jessica watson official, sunshine coast, queensland. View jessica watsons profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. For the past week, the solo aroundtheworld sailor has been spending time in the whitsundays as part of hamilton island race week after being named the sailing ambassador for tourism queensland.
Indigo blue by jessica watson 97807344185 booktopia. Mar 25, 2017 nfl star benjamin watson said at the billy graham library on saturday that the solution for racial reconciliation can be found in one book. Jessica s mother insists they are just friends and that jessica s schedule which takes her around the country and world is currently preventing her from dating boys. Jessica watsons first attempt was in september 2009, when she left from mooloolaba in queensland in attempt to sail around the world. A captivating novel about fate, friendship and finding yourself from young australian of the year 2011, jessica watson. The true story of a 16yearold australian who sailed. Somehow i married one of the worlds greatest treasures. Jul 23, 2016 jessica watson has a startup yachting business. Jessica watson is young australian schoolgirl sailor jessica watson can add another feather to her cap, having been named 2011s young australian of the year.
Help us improve our author pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or. About the author jessica watson is young australian of the year for 2011. In 2012, jessica was announced in the australia day honours list, receiving an oam for services to sailing and being a role model for the youth of australia. Join facebook to connect with jessica watson and others you may know. In 2010, she became the youngest person to sail nonstop, solo and unassisted around the globe. The true story of a 16yearold australian who sailed solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. Jessica watson oam navigated some of the worlds most remote oceans and survived seven knockdowns and 210 days alone at sea to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop around the world, aged 16. Yesterday, mackay residents got a rare glimpse into the world of jessica watson, who was in town to promote her book, around the world. Ben watson under our skin book signing book signing. Jessica watson she lives in a noisy house in michigan where she finds the occasional quiet moment to write. Some might see jessica as crazy for sailing around the world alone while others may think she is fearless and brave. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover jessicas connections and jobs at similar companies. A 16yearold is a 16yearold, but the big thing was that there were so many years of preparation.
She was the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted, and nonstop around the world. The book details her upbringing of spending time between a houseboat and motor home and how she first got involved and developed a love of sailing. True spirit, the aussie girl who took on the world by jessica. Find jessica watsons phone number, address, and email on spokeo, the leading online directory for contact information. However, under her youthful facade, her experiences make her wise beyond her years. About 15 hours after she left, her yacht, ellas pink lady.
Jessica watson oammotivational speakers great expectation. She will join jesse martin and kay cottee as someone all australians can be inspired by. Jessica watson interview video jessicas dad grateful for safe return epoch times. She returned to sydney on 15 may 2010, three days before. She was the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted, and nonstop around. Explore books by jessica watson with our selection at. The billy graham library in charlotte, north carolina, opened its doors to watson for an autograph book signing for under our skin. True spirit book by jessica watson official publisher. Seventeenyearold alex is a fish out of water in her new hometown the sleepy little lakeside village of boreen point where she is reluctantly sent to live with her slightly eccentric aunt for her final year of high school. In may 2010, jessica became the youngest person to sail nonstop and unassisted around the world. Jessica watson may 18, 1993 is an australian teenager who became the youngest person to sail around the world alone. On may 15, 2010, after 210 days at sea and more than 22,000 nautical miles, 16yearold jessica watson sailed her 33foot boat triumphantly back to land.
Jessica watsons most popular book is good night stories for rebel girls. May 15, 2010 jessica watson, the girl who sailed round the world, comes home to cheers this article is more than 10 years old sevenmonth voyage said to make watson, 16, the youngest sailor to circle the globe. Jessica is the author of the childrens book soon and the blog. As you learn to relax, listen to your inner wisdom, and take life one moment at a time.
She did it without stopping or getting assistance during the journey. Jessica inspires at booksigning event the daily mercury. In this section of the book jessica sprinkles in a lot of notes elaborating on her condition, thoughts and fears at the time. After arriving home in may of 2010, at just 16yearsold, the world assumed jessica was a fearless woman. Jessica watsons phone number, email, address spokeo. The journey spanned 21,600 nautical miles and lasted from october. To look at jessica watson is to see a typical 17yearold, fresh faced and enthusiastic. Ben watson under our skin book signing thara2488 movies and television, new jersey, sports 0. I was enthralled with 16yearold australian jessica watsons sail around the. Interview with jessica watson, young solo round the world. View the profiles of professionals named jessica watson on linkedin. Jessica watson, oam born 18 may 1993 is an australian sailor who was awarded the order of australia medal for completing a southern hemisphere solo circumnavigation at the age of 16. Jessica watson, the girl who sailed round the world, comes home to cheers this article is more than 10 years old sevenmonth voyage said to make watson, 16. Winner of australian book industry awards abia awards.
The name jessica watson will soon be part of sailing history. Jessica watson, the girl who sailed round the world, comes. In a simple speech that won admiration across australian and around the world. Jessica watson was born at the gold coast in queensland australia on the 18th may 1993 into the hands of new zealand couple julie and roger watson. Jessica watson is best known for sailing solo and nonstop around the world in 2010, aged 16. Jessica care moore in conversation with rochelle riley. True spirit, the aussie girl who took on the world by. The aussie girl who took on the world by jessica watson. Jessica watson aleteia catholic spirituality, lifestyle. Nfl star benjamin watson said at the billy graham library on saturday that the solution for racial reconciliation can be found in one book. Be inspired as jessica watson recounts her amazing feat of. Jessica watson true spirit at young minds 2012 youtube.
In some cases she admits that her realtime blogs were more upbeat than she was feeling, her honesty in this book is enchanting. On completion of the voyage, jessica was met by the then prime minister who declared her an australian hero. Ben watson, new orleans saints star, will be signing the copies of under our skin at the following location. Jan 11, 2018 indigo blue is the fiction debut from renown australian sailor, jessica watson. Jessica watsons first attempt was in september 2009, when she left from mooloolaba in queensland in attempt to sail around. Jessica watson is a sixteen year old girl who recently completed an amazing solo sail around the world. Indigo blue is the fiction debut from renown australian sailor, jessica watson.999 363 537 1023 1193 705 470 457 545 765 16 964 1276 469 1452 710 950 1513 642 1 644 918 1022 1469 1252 391 1263 235 669 539