Mobile Travel Agents’ brand ambassador, Jessica Watson OAM has received the inaugural ‘Leif Erikson Young Explorer Award’ from the world-famous Husavik Exploration Museum in Iceland.
Jessica received the award in recognition of her amazing effort in becoming the youngest person ever to sail solo and unassisted around the world at just 16 years of age.
Making the accolade even more prestigious, Jessica’s fellow award winners included Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, the recipient of the ‘Leif Erikson Exploration Award’ and acclaimed British historian, Dr Huw Lewis-Jones who was presented with the ‘Leif Erikson Exploration History Award’.
The awards are named for Leif Erikson, the Icelandic explorer widely credited with being the first European to land in North America in the year 1001.
A video detailing the awards can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_laOXfXPdyE