About the Author
David Rainsbury is a photographer and writer with a passion for sailing and the sea. An Ocean Yachtmaster with over 25 years sailing experience, David is also an RYA Shorebased Instructor. Aboard his previous yacht Piper, a Contessa 26, he sailed the entire coastlines of Britain, Ireland and Western Europe from Bergen to the Loire. Now with Kate, a Vancouver 274 designed for short handed ocean sailing, he has already sailed as far south as Portugal, making two single-handed Biscay crossings, a total distance in the last ten years of over 30,000 miles, mostly single-handed. Trained to meet the demanding standards of the photographic studio he has taken his skills outside to capture images of yachts and boats, seascapes and sailors. He writes about his adventures in the yachting press and his photographs illustrate pilot books and magazine articles and are used to sell the products he tests and relies on at sea.