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Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman grew up sailing and has been sailing for more than 40 years. She taught sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and has cruised and raced in venues around the globe in all sorts of boats as skipper and crew, sometimes winning. She spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter, Velella, with her husband. She enjoyed it so much, she never wanted to stop voyaging. You can read about her adventures in Tightwads on the Loose, which has earned rave reviews and won awards. Her second book, Sea Trials, details the story of the Wilcox family’s determined quest to circumnavigate despite being shipwrecked. Of Sea Trials, Sailing Magazine writes “A captivating narrative, full of suspense and colorful descriptions … Readers of all ages will enjoy this story and the skill with which it is told.” She and her husband are currently building a 38-foot wooden boat for more cruising adventures. You can learn more on Wendy Hinman and her writing on her website and read snippets from her voyage blog at www.wendyhinman.com.