16 years old and just completed a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world! 
If there's one thing Aussies love its someone who is prepared to 'have-a-go'

I honour the determination and 'stickivity' of Jess, the faith of her sponsors and the courage of her parents in allowing her to follow her dream bravo all!

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child.

Listen to the don'ts.

Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. 

Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... 

Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

Shel Silverstein


  1. Isn't she amazing? As a parent I don't think I could have let my child go off on an adventure like that. It must have been the longest 17 months (?) of their lives. But she pulled it off and arrived home safe and sound. Incredible!

  2. OOps that should be 7 months. Just been watching her home coming. How fabulous for her and her family and what an amazing mature head on such young shoulders.