About the Author
Joy Smith has spent over 35 years immersed in the boating life. She and her captain have owned a fleet of boats ranging from a 14-foot powerboat to a 50-foot sailing yacht. In additional to spending summers cruising coastal waters out of her Connecticut port, Joy has logged nearly 5,000 miles of ocean sailing, which included the Caribbean via Bermuda and Gulf Stream crossings. Over the years, Joy has shared her experiences by writing how-to articles and books intended to help fellow boaters enjoy their times on the water, safely and comfortably. In addition to her newest book, Let's Go Cruising, she is the author of First Mate and Kitchen Afloat, as well as a several non-nautical books.