Where Books Meet Boats

Welcome! I write stories about boats and their people—both fiction and fact.

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I’ve published four novels and one coffee-table history about coastal adventures. Read more

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I speak sailing, foiling, and also—gasp—powerboating. Read more


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I’m often asked how I made the leap from Olympic sailor to author. Though the two achievements would seem to require very different skill sets, they both played to my strengths in combining self-motivation and creativity.

Occasionally, people who’ve known me a really long time ask how I made the leap from sailboat rigger to writer. I’m still looking for a good answer to that one.

Thanks for dropping by! If you’re looking for a content creator who speaks sailing, send me an email.