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Jessica Watsons story of ‘True Spirit’ to hit Netflix on February 3

When Jessica Watson set out to be the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world, she not only captured the hearts of Australians, but of sailors and non-sailors alike the world over.

Netflix’s upcoming release ‘True Spirit’ is based on the real-life adventure of Jessica Watson, who at the age of 16, successfully completed the life-changing journey.

The 2009 solo trip took 210 days and saw Jessica navigate some of the most challenging oceans and even survive multiple knockdowns on her 33-foot vessel.

Jessica Watson acted as a consultant for the Netflix film to make sure the technical details are accurate.

The film is set to be released on Netflix on February 3, and stars Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson. Anna Paquin will play the role of Julie Watson, Jessica’s mother.