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 07 May 2010


In August 2009, we discovered there was a lot of 'spin' coming out about Jessica Watsons campaign and we advised them there was a discrepancy in their releases.

Since Bob Fishers first story broke and we asked the questions again of the JW team and published our findings, there has been a media storm. We have received a lot of support from the media and there are many now who understand how they have been victims of that spin and some that still don't. We have received very strong support from knowledgeable sailors and from the marine industry.

Some of the yet unpublished stories about industry people who have dealings with the JW Management will no doubt come out in time.

Much of the criticism has come from people who have NOT read the full story.

However our story has stopped much of the spin and the claims of records, where there are none have gone away.

We now see there is a hate campaign suggesting you should stop advertising with

We would appreciate you reading both of the stories attached.


Rob Kothe

02 49772116

Jessica Watson – no criticism of Jessica – just her PR Team
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
The Sail-World team has attracted a lot of criticism for our coverage of the claims being made by Jessica Watson's PR team, while she is still battling the southern ocean. The three main threads of criticism have been as follows.... [more]
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Lies, Damn Lies, and PR Spin
Bob Fisher,
I stand in awe at the achievement of Jessica Watson. That one so young has had the fortitude to withstand the elements of the oceans alone and unaided for the 200 plus-day duration of a voyage through some of the most hostile waters on the planet, should be more than enough to warrant our appreciation of her seamanship and raw guts. This is no easy voyage. It is one whose demands would leave th... [more]
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