Jessica Watson halfway to paradise

Aussie solo sailor Jessica Watson, 16, has rounded Cape Horn aboard her S&S 34 in 40 knot winds, mist, drizzle and a four metre sea.

She has been sailing in 30-40 knot winds for the past 24 hours, but they are expected to abate soon as she heads north east towards the Falklands.

Jessica has now sailed 9,800nm on day 88 of her solo circumnavigation as she approaches the half way mark of her journey.