On Saturday night Jessica Watson was named Australian Youth Sailor of the Year in recognition of her single-handed circumnavigation at the age of 16. Jessica’s mother, Julie, collected the award on her behalf.
The young achiever is being kept busy overseas by her publishers – she’s currently promoting her book in Brazil. She’s already launched True Sprit in Los Angeles and New York, London and Paris where the book has been translated into French. Her trip also took in Cannes where she promoted her documentary.
Photograph © Bevanda Pty Ltd, 2010
Our picture is from day one of this year’s Sydney International Boat Show. Annie immediately spotted another ‘leftie’.
Both of us wonder how much her signature has changed since that first day she spent autographing her book.