This is an amazing tale and I was so engrossed I could not put it down! Guy writes really well and you live through this journey with him and his family through hardship and joy as they sail for weeks in the most testing circumstances. It has a positive view on life though, despite setbacks from all quarters and the observations on the people they meet is truly up-lifting. There are many wonderful phrases throughout the book but my favourite has to be one written on an idyllic day just before an awful storm on the last leg across the Atlantic - 'united by our shared and soaring love of the sea'. I have never sailed but it do not matter, this is a book for everyone.