Following a productive final week of preparations on her yacht Ella's Pink Lady and a favourable weather window, Jessica Watson wishes to advise that she will set sail this Sunday, 18 October.
This Sunday evening 18 October, Jessica will appear on 60 Minutes program in Australia.
We understand that many people are eager to find out when Jessica is departing on her around the world voyage. It is very soon now and she is the final throes of her preparations.
All of Jessica Watson's family and team wish to extend their sincere condolences to the Short family, following the tragic loss of Sydney yachting identity Andrew 'Shorty' Short.
Click here to watch Jessica on Network Ten’s 7PM Project.
Current world record holder Jesse Martin, who became the youngest person to sail around the world in 1999 at the age of 18, spoke with Jessica for television show 'The 7PM Project' on her 34 foot yacht, 'Ella's Pink Lady', today on Sydney Harbour.
Jessica Watson is confident in her preparations for the solo around the world voyage and predicts a departure from Sydney Harbour next week.
Teenage adventurer Jessica Watson says her five-day sail from Queensland to Sydney proves she's ready to tackle a solo circumnavigation of the globe.
ANGELA HARPER - AAP Teenage adventurer Jessica Watson's trial voyage to Sydney is giving her a taste of the huge challenge she will face on her bid to sail single-handed around the world.
Despite experiencing difficult conditions overnight, Jessica Watson is progressing well and at this stage is expected to sail into Sydney tomorrow (Monday) on schedule.