Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit

Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit

Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit

Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit

Synopsis

"The story of Jesse Martin who, at the age of 18, was the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. A young man who didn't know the meaning of impossible."

Excerpt

It is better to live one day as a lion than ten years as a lamb.

— Anon

The world is a funny place.

It's hard to imagine, as you stand in your backyard or lie in your bed, that there is a spot on this amazing globe directly opposite you. If you drilled a hole directly through the earth, where would you come out?

At 5.36 p.m. on 7 December 1998, 1 sailed from the safety of my home waters of Melbourne, Australia, on my 34-foot yacht Lionheart, and set course for that other point—latitude 38°18′N, longitude 35°22′W. and when I got there, I kept going, returning to Melbourne on 31 October 1999, 328 days and roughly 27,000 nautical miles later. in my quest, I became the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo, nonstop and unassisted.

Why? Simply, for the adventure. I had dreamt of sailing around the world, so that's what I did. If we don't live our dreams, what's the point of living?

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