Jessica Watson, a 16-year old Australian teenager, became the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world.
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Her seven-month journey completed this past Saturday.
Thousands cheered as Watson maneuvered her pink 34-foot yacht into Sydney Harbour.
Her journey of 23,000 nautical miles was wrought with challenges as she overcame 40-foot waves, homesickness and critics who said she’d never make it home alive.
Watson docked at the city’s iconic Opera House.
She burst into tears as she was met with her family.