by Tristan Jones

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In Yarns, Tristan Jones tells how he began his writing career. He draws on his many adventures to evoke some of the memorable people he has met, and to describe some of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. He gives advice on everything from seamanship to dealing with local populations in remote places. Not to be missed is his marvelous evocation in the style of Conan Doyle as the mystery of the Mary Celeste is solved, or the Conrad-inspired story of a troubled steamship, Breakdown. Other yarns include the tale of an unlikely salvage operation in Ibiza, a strange rendezvous on the coast of Africa, and a coincidental meeting with one of America’s greatest cruising sailors.

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ISBN-13: 9781497603516
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 1 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
  • Epigraph
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • A Hard Schooling
  • Slow Boat to Barcelona
  • Rewards and Remembrances
  • People on Passage
  • The Dreaming Coast
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Mary Celeste
  • Storm Clouds Off the Andes
  • The Longest Haul
  • A Sea to Myself
  • The Green Hell
  • Tristan Jones Goes South
  • The Yankee
  • The Truth About the Triangle
  • The Voyage of Quiberon
  • Breakdown
  • Tropical Cruising In Moslem Countries
  • Rendezvous In Mombasa
  • The Saga of Dreadnaught
  • By the Skin of My Teeth
  • Epilogue

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