Saga of a Wayward Sailor

Saga of a Wayward Sailor

by Tristan Jones

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A “unique and arresting” memoir of seafaring adventures from the small boat sailor and author of Ice! and The Incredible Voyage (Motorboat & Yachting).

Tristan Jones was one of the most acclaimed sea-faring storytellers ever. The combative Welshman was born at sea on a ship off Tristan da Cunha. He dropped out of school at 14 to work on sailing barges, and then spent the rest of his life at sea—-first in the Royal Navy, then as a delivery skipper, then as a daring adventurer. SAGA OF A WAYWARD SAILOR tells the tale of one of his most exciting adventures. Jones sails through treacherous waters aboard the Cresswell, a lifeboat converted into a sailboat, struggling to survive against impossible odds. He makes it through violent storms, arrest by the Soviet Navy, and other extraordinary experiences. Join Tristan Jones and a host of other lively and intriguing characters, as this salty and humorous tale unfolds. 

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ISBN-13: 9781497603547
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 1,044,590
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tristan Jones was born at sea aboard his father’s sailing ship off of the cape of Tristan da Cunha. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of fourteen and spent his entire life at sea. He sailed a record four hundred thousand miles during his career with the navy and on a delivery yacht, and has gone on several ambitious journeys on his own small ships. For the last few years of his life, he retired to Phuket, Thailand, aboard his cruising trimaran.

Jones wrote many books about his remarkable life, including Saga of a Wayward Sailor and The Incredible Voyage. He passed away in 1995. In 2003, Ragged Mountain Press published an unauthorized biography, Wayward Sailor: In Search of the Real Tristan Jones.

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Dedication
  • Author’s Note
  • Foreword
  • Part I - Let’s Go!
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 1 - Hell and High Water
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 2 - Pennies from Heaven
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 3 - Say Cheese
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 4 - Hit and Miss
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 5 - Dismasted Again
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 6 - Lost and Found!
  • Part II - Allons!
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 7 - “Blue to the Mast, True to the Last!”
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 8 - A Classic Passage
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 9 - En Passant!
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 10 - Check!
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 11 - Mate!
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 12 - An English Arrival
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 13 - Une Vignette Française
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 14 - Messing About in Boats
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 15 - Dismasted Yet Again
  • Part III - ¡Vamanos!
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 16 - Ups and Downs
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 17 - El Caudillo
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 18 - A Lucky Break
  • Chapter 19 - An Actor, Bullfighter, and a Traitor
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 20 - Monkey Business
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 21 - Encounters
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 22 - Love Me, Love My Dog
  • Epigraph
  • Chapter 23 - “I Don’t Know Why You Say Goodbye—I Say Hello!”
  • Epilogue
  • Author Biography
  • Endnotes

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