Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed. A former research professor of marine geology, he began sailing in Savannah, Georgia. He left the East Coast of the United States to begin a circumnavigation of the world. He has been sailing in the Pacific for a number of years Charles J. Doane is an editor at SAIL Magazine Tadami Takahashi is a well-known Japanese marine artist and illustrator. His work has been published in SAIL Magazine Onne van der Wal is one of the best-known marine photographers worldwide. His work can be found in every major sailing publicationHoward, Jim is the author of 'Handbook of Offshore Cruising The Dream and Reality of Modern Ocean Cruising', published 2000 under ISBN 9781574090932 and ISBN 1574090933.