It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Cameron Dale, the beloved long-time partner of solo sailor Jessica Watson.

Cameron, aged 29, was also an avid sailor. The pair met during their preparation for the Sydney to Hobart campaign in 2011, when they became the youngest crew ever to compete in the iconic race.

Cameron and Jessica were inseparable until the time of his death as a result of a stroke, on Monday, August 30th. Jessica and his family were by his side when he passed.

Jessica and Cameron were on the Gold Coast to consult on the feature film “True Spirit” when he became ill.

“Describing what Cam means to me is impossible – everyone who knows us understands how much we simply loved each other,” said Jessica.

“Even while experiencing indescribable grief, I feel so grateful for the family, friends and communities Cam has given me and the person I’ve become with him. I take enormous strength from having been so devotedly loved. The years of treasured memories offer enormous comfort.”

“Being Cam’s “Jess” is the role I’m most proud of.”

Cameron Dale 21.12.1991 – 30.08.2021