True Spirit

True Spirit : The Aussie girl who took on the world

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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, theitinerary, what she did to prepare and how her parents came to terms with herdecision; what she thought about as she sailed, what she read, what she ate and howshe lived in that tiny ten-metre boat; how she managed not seeing anyone for monthsat a time, the elements and the inevitable technical problems; how Jessica actually feltas 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 ofJessica'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 34mm | 421.84g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • Section: 16, colour photos
  • 0733627773
  • 9780733627774
  • 505,395

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About Jessica Watson

After 210 days at sea navigating some of the world's most challenging oceans and surviving seven knockdowns, Jessica Watson sailed triumphantly into Sydney Harbour in May 2010. At 16 she became the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the world.

In December 2011, Jessica skippered the youngest crew to ever compete in the iconic Sydney to Hobart yacht race, finishing second in their category. She was named Young Australian of the Year 2011. And in January 2012, Jessica was announced in the Australia Day Honours list, receiving an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for services to sailing and being a role model for the youth of Australia.

Jessica completed an MBA in 2017, she is a partner in marine startup Deckee, an ambassador for Mobile Travel Agents, and is a Youth Representative for the United Nations World Food Programme.

Jessica's #1 bestselling memoir, True Spirit, was released in 2010 and her novel, Indigo Blue, will be published in 2018.
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