This quirky, lighthearted compilation brings together many of nautical thriller writer Sam Llewellyn's articles for "Practical Boat Owner" magazine (read by 200,000 a month). Owner of a traditional Drascombe Lugger, Llewellyn is an advocate of keeping sailing simple, and in this wonderful collection of nautical observations he promotes the minimalist boating lifestyle - whilst poking gentle fun at the expensive, complicated, ostentatious forms of sailing. Laced with humour and tongue in cheek jibes, and illustrated throughout by cartoons from the inimitable Mike Peyton, this is the ideal bunkside read for those who are attracted to the traditional way of sailing and keeping things simple (and cheap!) on the water.
Sam Llewellyn is a renowned nautical novelist who contributes a column in PBO and writes for Sailing (US). He sails a Cornish Shrimper (an appropriately simple, traditional craft) and writes from his home in the Hereford countryside.