"A Leap of Faith" by Audrey & Tony Walter is published

Top Quote The true story of an amazing trip around the world in a Salar 40. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 15, 2016 - "A Leap of Faith" by Audrey & Tony Walter (ISBN #978-1909039070) About the Book: Tony and Audrey Walter are like thousands of other amateur sailing couples, just ordinary people living a normal life but one of them had a dream. The book is an illuminating and compassionately written account of their voyage round the world in a Salar 40. Each chapter includes an account of both Audrey and Tony's own individual thoughts and observations. They visited many countries and various idyllic and exotic islands that most people only dream about. Their portrayal of this conjures up images of the varied lives people lead, from paradise to absolute hell. They experienced numerous gales including a force ten off the Great Barrier Reef and many gear breakages while on passage hundreds of miles from land. Their sometimes unusual and resourceful methods of remedying the various situations are well documented throughout. An encounter with armed pirates off the coast of Somalia in the Gulf of Aden and how they escaped more serious consequences is also a terrifying yet enlightening tale. It was initially Tony's dream to sail around the world but it soon became a challenge for them both. This is the true story of how they achieved it.

    About the Author:
    Tony Walter before retiring was a lecturer in engineering at Highbury College in Portsmouth, his dream since 12 years old of sailing round the world in a small boat was as far off as ever. When he was made redundant, he thought, life is not a rehearsal, as far as we know, you only get one chance at it, if we don't do the dream now, we never will.

    Audrey Walter started the world of work as a window dresser in a large Portsmouth department store, when that finished she went into hospitality in various hotels.

    He and Audrey bought an old 1971 Laurent Giles designed Salar 40 in Greece, sailed it back to UK, spent 3 years refitting the boat and set off from Port Solent in Portsmouth, UK in 2007 to "Sail Their Dream".

    The book is written by both of them and describes their adventure in realistic terms, the good and the bad get equal mention. How they repaired broken rigging, torn sails and dealt with engine problems thousands of miles from land, escaped an incident with pirates in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia and survived a force ten gale off the Great Barrier Reef near Australia is enlightening.

    The incredible landfalls and different highlights at each location, wonderful people living of the land and sea, their sense of humour and acceptance of just living brings it all to life.

    Originally it was Tony's dream, but it became a challenge for both of them.

    Amazon reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read that is both entertaining and informative
    By stingray on 5 October 2012
    Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

    An enthralling story of adventure written in a very entertaining style with two different perspectives from a husband and wife crew. This is a story written from the heart that gives a real feel for what it is like to spend two years at sea travelling around the world. You cannot help but admire their courage and resilience as amateur sailors experiencing the problems, perils and dangers of a long sea voyage as they faced an enormous and enduring challenge. Highly recommended for anyone who has a love of adventure and the sea. Essential reading for anyone contemplating a similar challenge of sailing around the world.

    5.0 out of 5 stars Living the dream
    By Rekall101 on 11 September 2012
    Format: Paperback

    A really excellent read. There is nothing better than a tale which can inspire and this book has inspiration in spades. It is genuine, real life example of ordinary people overcoming obstacles, hardships and problems a-plenty to achieve their dream. I took away one very simple lesson from this book, if you can dream it, you can do it!

    "The Leap of Faith" by Audrey & Tony Walter is available in hardback from Amazon.co.uk at:

    This book is also available in paperback from Amazon at:

    The e-book version can also be download from:

    Press/Media Contact Details:
    New Generation Publishing
    Tel. 01234 712 064
    E-mail: info ( @ ) newgeneration-publishing dot com

  • FB Icon Twitter Icon In-Icon
Contact Information