24 July 2010

Today Australia, tomorrow the world...

At approximately 1100hrs on Thursday 18th March 2010,
courageous quadriplegic yachtsman Jamie Dunross set sail from Rockingham WA onboard his S&S-34
Spirit of Rockingham
on a quest to circumnavigate Australia solo and unassisted.

Four months and one week later, at approximately 1400hrs on Sunday 25th July 2010 (tomorrow), Jamie is expected to arrive at the Val Street Jetty in Rockingham where he will successfully complete his circumnavigation.

Jamie and Spirit stopped at a few designated ports along the way but on their final leg managed to
sail non-stop from Darwin to Rockingham covering a distance of over 1900 nautical miles to break Jamie's own previous record of the longest distance sailed solo by a person with quadriplegia.

Welcome home and Congratulations Jamie and Spirit on a job well done and an excellent achievement. You are truly inspirational. I wish you all the very best for whatever endeavour you undertake in the future.


  1. Great story.
    That yacht looks fantastic.
    It'd give EPL a run for her money.
    Hoo Roo ☺☺☺

  2. Yacht and skipper both!

    Cheers :-))

  3. Hi Sam,

    That really is a fantastic story for both the skipper and the yacht. Chalk one more up for the S&S 34. As I'm sure you're aware, Alessandro Di Benedetto has completed his solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation in his 6.5 meter boat. He was dismasted before rounding Cape Horn and still completed his voyage with a jury rigged mast. Another amazing story.

    It's good to hear from you, Sam. Hope you're doing well.


  4. G'day Mark, thanks.

    Yes, I made mention of Alessandro and his 21footer on Jess' blog. A jury rigged 21footer rounding Cape Horn?! Amazing!!!

    Take care...Sam