Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Jessica's Trial Run Collision
Jessica Watson's trial sail to Sydney was severely hampered this morning at 2am when her 34 foot boat was involved in a collision with a 63,000 ton freighter. This apparently left the yacht's hull with some minor damage and broke the mast. Jessica diverted to a nearby port for repairs and plans to continue on to Sydney in preparation for her circumnavigation.
There is a story in the Times Online and another at TVNZ.