TracPlus Global to Sponsor Young Skipper in World Record Attempt
20 February 2009
When 17-year old Australian yachtswoman Jessica Watson announced
her intention to become the youngest skipper to sail solo non-stop
and unassisted around the world, it became very clear to those
watching that she was no ordinary teenager.
One of those watching was Chris Hinch, CEO of TracPlus Global,
whose company had previously supported Australian kayakers Justin
Jones and James Castrission in their successful bid to cross the
"There was no question that we should support this remarkable
young woman in any way we could. To provide global tracking and
distress monitoring would deliver Jessica, her parents and
supporters around the world a significantly higher level of comfort
and security," said Hinch.
The New Zealand based global tracking company is no stranger to
supporting adventurers in extreme conditions, having also sponsored
Scott Kasprowicz's successful World Speed Record attempt in an
Agusta Westland Grand helicopter.
Watson said, "TracPlus Global's support is invaluable to the
record attempt for myself, my family and my friends. Their
equipment and service will not only provide vital piece of mind and
safety but will also give the world a chance to follow my progress
mile by mile. I have complete faith that TracPlus will safely track
me around the world."
TracPlus has delivered mission critical aviation, maritime and
terrestrial tracking and messaging services to private and
commercial operators, companies, government agencies, and emergency
services around the world since 2007.
For more information, please contact:
TracPlus Global Ltd
T +64 3 477 8656
M +64 212 432 2498