Author(s): Lindsay Wright
Blue Water is a collection of true adventure stories from a writer in love with the sea ...From an action-packed journey to the Arctic ice pack, encounters with whales and storms, to rescuing a derelict yacht - only to later be washed ashore on a New Zealand beach - Lindsay Wright has experienced it all. His writing conveys the range of emotions felt by the sailor - the sheer joy of soaring over the waves like a tern, the satisfaction of navigating using only a sextant and the stars instead of a modern-day GPS receiver - and reflects on the spiritual bond between seafarers. Blue Water is a book for all those who hear the call of the ocean and dream of when they can next go down to the sea.
Lindsay Wright has been a professional yachtsman, delivery and charter skipper and shipmaster. He lives in New Plymouth and has written for New Zealand Listener, North & South, national and international boating publications. In 2007 Lindsay Wright was all over the media after a humpback whale crashed into his trimaran about 150km from Port Waikato. This story is in the book.