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Outward Leg by [Tristan Jones]

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Few yachtsmen are unfamiliar with the name Tristan Jones. Having published 16 books on his world voyages, Outward Leg follows the late (sailor) on a voyage from San Diego to London. Jones was an old-style adventurer: a maritime free-thinker with a stainless steel backbone. His quirky sense of humor, honest (and oddly timeless) prose style is spliced with the kind of mad-yet-accurate insight which comes when a man spends too much time alone. Try this one on for size: There are no people on the face of the earth so adept at transforming a dream into a reality as Americans... No people anywhere are so capable of absorbing a dream so thoroughly that it becomes a part of them, and they champion it, devote an amazing amount of energy to it and transform it and, if you are not every careful, destroy it. --Yachts and Yachting

After having his leg amputated and spending seven years ashore, Tristan Jones decided to return to sea.

In October 1983, Jones and his only crew member, Wally Rediske, set out from San Diego in OUTWARD LEG, a 36-foot trimaran, intending to circumnavigate the world from west to east by sail. --Sailing Inland and Offshore --This text refers to the paperback edition.


Less than a year after his left leg was amputated, Jones set sail aboard a 36-foot trimaran, Outward Leg , in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Jones wanted to prove to himself and to other handicapped people that disability need not mean the end of adventures. Jones successfully sailed 14,800 miles and encountered a variety of ne'er-do-wells and drug smugglers in the process. This account of his experiences is fast-paced and exciting, much in the tradition of his The Incredible Voyage and Adrift. Jones begins with a brief account of how he lost his leg and the experiences that drove him to make the voyage. Financial difficulties and need for a crew delayed him, but Outward Leg finally set sail from San Diego. At ports all over the world the fraternity of sailors cheered him on. Jones made his point, and his account is well worth reading. , Library Journal --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00KFU6RIO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media (May 27, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 27, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1710 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 286 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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