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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jessica Watson

What a little champion Jessica Watson is, she's almost halfway in the bid to be the youngest person to sail around the world. The Daily Telegraph arranged to fly her parents Julie and Roger over their daughter's yacht yesterday. She stood on the deck of her little 34 footer Ella's Pink Lady in frigid winds as the plane flew backwards and forwards over her while they chatted on the phone. She had just emerged from 24 hours of high winds and huge seas as she rounded Cape Horn at the bottom of South America.

"It was really special, a really big treat I have been looking forward to for quite a while. It went much faster than I first thought but it was everything I wanted it to be" she said. "My routine has been disrupted having people round but it's been really exciting".

"Mum to Pink Lady, Mum to Pink Lady. We are going to make a last pass, so we'll give you a big wave and then we'll say goodbye" Julie said over the radio.

"Yeah Mum, Pink Lady, sounds good, I'll come out and give you a last big wave and a hundred million kisses and all that gooey rubbish" Jessica replied.
Go Jessica.