Friday, May 07, 2010

Around the world sailor has no claim to fame

Jessica Watson's around the world solo sail will fall short of the distance required for entry into the record books but really, who cares? Watson, from a privileged background that provided her with sail training and a yacht, is nothing more than an extreme attention seeker with no real claim to fame. She will be famous, however, and will be inundated with lucrative sponsorship deals. Like many of today's celebrities she will be famous for being famous.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Interesting viewpoint.

I suppose it's like Aerobatics champions or Polo players, who are usually millionaires as the sport involves more than a ball and a pair of shoes or a racket.

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