The Rising Tide

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About Jonathan Footerman

English, unmarried, born 1953 and classically privately educated, independently minded and "difficult", Jonathan Footerman left home and school at 17. Chartered Accountant and IT specialist with KPMG, he went to France in 1985 with Gillette and fully absorbed language and culture. Latterly a trouble-shooting CFO in French subsidiaries, he gave it up in 2008 (too unhealthy), began to write, learnt to sail, went solo around the UK in a 21 ft boat in 2010, and now needs a publisher for a sailing book, a novel and a collection of short stories from the High Savoy.


  1. William Weinkauff says:

    I feel like I’m reading about my future self. I’ve dreamt about doing the same thing as long as I can remember and can’t wait for the day I can spend real time aboard a yacht sailing the oceans!


  1. [...] AUTHOR’S NOTE: Taken from the first two chapters of ‘A Different Tack’, my book about abandoning office life to become a yachtsman – a tale from the waterside as the tide is rising. This is Part 2. Read Part 1 here. [...]

  2. [...] Tack’, my book about the trials of abandoning the office in later life to become a yachtsman. Read Part One, here. And Part Two, [...]

  3. [...] in later life to become a yachtsman. Read more of Jonathon’s journey in The Rising Tide: Part One, Part Two and Part [...]

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