“[Philbrick] describes with infectious joy the experience of catching a stray bit of wind or surging over the waves in a harbor…readers will feel lucky to share the experiences vicariously…. An amiably witty book about sailing that will appeal as strongly to the uninitiated as to the addicted.”

“Describing his races tack-by-tack and gust-by-gust, Philbrick crosses the finish line with sure-to-be satisfied readers interested in sailing and the personal life of this highly popular author.”