Author(s): Jessica Watson
Inspired by those who have gone before her - and especially Kay Cottee and Jesse Martin - this is a quest and a story that will capture the hearts and imaginations of all who admire an adventurous spirit.
TRUE SPIRIT covers everything that readers want to know: the planning, the
itinerary, what she did to prepare and how her parents came to terms with her
decision; what she thought about as she sailed, what she read, what she ate and how
she lived in that tiny ten-metre boat; how she managed not seeing anyone for months
at a time, the elements and the inevitable technical problems; how Jessica actually felt
as she tackled perilous waters alone and how the experience changed her life.
This is the book that will answer many of the questions raised by the followers of
Jessica's blog as well as those who have seen her on television, heard her on the radio,
or read about her amazing adventures in the papers and magazines.
The personal story of the youngest person to sail around the world single handedly from October 2009 to May 2010 - at the age of 16: 240 days and 23,000 nautical miles...
Jessica Watson was born on 18 May 1993 in Queensland.
Learn more about Jessica from her website.