A Star to Steer Her By

A Star to Steer Her By

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Account of sailing 14,000 miles around the world.

A Star to Steer Her By

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An account of the voyage in 1983 with two crew from San Diego, California, after having had a leg amputated. The adventures he encountered in Columbia, Venezuela, the South Caribbean, the Dominican Republic and New York, where he set off on his twentieth trans-Atlantic crossing in a small boat, arriving in Falmouth, via the Azores, in August 1984. The last chapters describe the months spent on the South Coast of England prior to his triumphant arrival at St Katharine's Dock in London.

In the author's words the book is 'a story of how I met with disaster in the midst of triumph, and how I struggled to overcome it. It is the tale of how I returned to sea despite almost unimaginable obstacles placed in my way by the fates. It is the account of how I turned a desperate situation into an opportunity to serve others. It is also the tale of how I incidentally sailed 14,000 miles on my way around the world.'

Hardcover, 275pgs. Very good, pages lightly tanned.

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Short Description Account of sailing 14,000 miles around the world.
Weight (g) 457.0000
Author Tristan Jones
Publisher The Bodley Head
Date Published 1985
ISBN 037030893X
Size 223mm x 138mm

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