Kathleen and I have spent the week in Australia with the Christian Media Association. It was a great conference and we love these Aussie media folks! We decided to take a couple of final days off in Sydney after the conference, and got here just in time join the entire city in welcoming Jessica Watson home to Sydney harbor after being the youngest person to sail unassisted and nonstop around the world. We took the Manley Beach ferry across the harbor and witnessed hundreds of boats turning out to cheer Jessica as she navigated her last leg into the habor. It was an amazing feat. HOWEVER – as ABC reports:
“It is unlikely Watson’s attempt will be officially recorded because the UK-based World Speed Sailing Racing Council doesn’t record efforts made by those under 18 years of age.”
Can you believe this? A heroic young woman sails around the world by herself, but it likely won’t be recorded because the official association that governs these things has a policy for not recording efforts by those under 18 years old.
“It’s not our policy.” It’s not just destroying your organization, it’s destroying the world…