The author of all the books is Erik Skovgaard, greatly assisted by his wife Leona, who did the editing, took some of the pictures and provided encouragement.
Erik has over 30 years of active experience on various sizes of boats. He has logged over 6500 hours in the wheelhouse of pleasure as well as commercial vessels up to 86 feet.
In addition to writing books and articles he has taught navigation, seamanship, marine electronics and safety for the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS) and trained with the Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR).
His other interests include ham radio and he is regularly talking to boats with ham radio on board when they are cruising on the Pacific coast.