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Jessica Watson: The Sailor’s Favourite Things

Australian sailor Jessica Watson can’t live without her MUSTO sailing boots:

Sea Boots: These went around the world with me and kept my feet warm and dry. They’re the best boots a sailor can have; it’s horrible to have cold feet while you’re at sea.’

It’s been three years since her record-breaking round-the-world voyage, but Jessica Watson’s passion for sailing shows no sign of waning. “It’s pretty special because no two days on the water are the same,” the 19-year-old says. After skippering a crew in last year’s Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Watson has turned her attention to sailing smaller boats for fun. “Everyone asks what I am doing next, but I’m just looking forward to more casual sailing on my skiff over summer.”

Meanwhile, her 2010 autobiography, True Spirit, is being turned into a movie. “It’s exciting, but it’s going to be weird to see someone else acting out scenes from my life,” she laughs.

(Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald)

 

 

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