Tom Cunliffe is one of Britains's leading writers on sailing and the sea. This is his sixth book. He is regularly published in the UK and USA yachting press. He is a Yachtmaster instructor and Examiner, with special responsibility for training offshore instructors, and is a consultant for US Sailing.
He has cruised to destinations as diverse as Brazil, Iceland, the Caribbean and Russian, and currently cruises a traditional 40 foot gaff cutter built in modern materials in North America.