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Outward Leg

Jones, Tristan

Published by Hearst Marine Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1985
ISBN 10: 0688043089 / ISBN 13: 9780688043087
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Title: Outward Leg

Publisher: Hearst Marine Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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286 pages, a very nice copy, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 023811

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Synopsis: After seven years ashore and having had his left leg amputated, Tristan Jones decided to return to the sea, hoping to inspire other handicapped people. In October 1983, Jones and his only crew member, Wally Rediske, set out from San Diego in a 36-foot trimaran, intending to circumnavigate the world from west to east by sail. This is story of Tristan's preparation for this major seagoing event and the chronicle of half of it. (continued in Improbable Voyage"). Tristan sailed down the west coast of Central America through the Panama Canal to Colombia, where he had to fight for survival among hostile natives, drug dealers and uncoooperative port officers. He went on to Venezuela, Aruba and the Dominican Republic during its 1984 revolution. Finally he reached New York and crossed the Atlantic to return to St Katherine's Dock in London where he began his seagoing life, thirty years before."

About the Author: Tristan Jones is one of the best-known authors of sailing stories. A Welshman, he left school at age 14 to work on sailing barges and spent the rest of his life at sea. The author of 16 books, Jones lived in Phuket, Thailand, until he died at the age of 71 in June 1995. All his books have been reissued by Sheridan House.

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