Jessica Watson had the whole of Australia behind her when she sailed into Sydney after 210 days voyaging around the world solo.
The then 16-year-old, on-board her Ella’s Pink Lady yacht, charging down the home stretch into Sydney Harbour to a crowd of thousands, after completing her solo circumnavigation of the southern hemisphere, in May 2010.
And now, Watson’s voyage is set to be chronicled in an upcoming Netflix feature film. The movie will be produced by film production company Sunstar Entertainment, based on Sydney’s northern beaches, which also assisted in the production of the Oscar-nominated 2016 film Lion, starring Nicole Kidman.
At this stage there’s no news on who will play Watson in the titular role.
Watson left on her journey on October 18 2009, where she headed northeast, crossed the equator in the Pacific Ocean before crossing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and returning on May 15 2010, just three days shy of her 17th birthday.