Jessey Hampton’s adventure at sea — ‘there was only my team, the ocean and me’

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Photos courtesy Jessey Hampton Seventeen-year-old Jessey Hampton celebrates an adventure that started in Loreto, Mexico, and continued to the Sea of Cortez as she learned to sail over the course of 22 days. As a member of the 2014 GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) scholarship group, Hampton was sponsored on a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The 2015 GECKO application closes this week, on Jan. 31.
Photos courtesy Jessey Hampton
Seventeen-year-old Jessey Hampton celebrates an adventure that started in Loreto, Mexico, and continued to the Sea of Cortez as she learned to sail over the course of 22 days. As a member of the 2014 GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) scholarship group, Hampton was sponsored on a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. The 2015 GECKO application closes this week, on Jan. 31.

By Kirsten Le Roux
and Stewart Bellina
Special to The SUN

Seventeen-year-old Jessey Hampton recently returned from an adventure starting in Loreto, Mexico, and onto the Sea of Cortez as she learned to sail over the course of 22 days.

As a member of the 2014 GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) scholarship group, Hampton and another four recipients were each sponsored on a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

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