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marine_prod-books-fair_wind-largeBy Rigel Crockett

Fair Wind and Plenty of It tells the story of an obsession, as Captain Dan Moreland, driven by desire to make his mark in the world of traditional sail, rallies forces to convert a 69-year-old North Sea trawler into a seaworthy tall ship, and then assembles the crew to sail it. It's the story of the uneasy balance that is achieved on board, where insubordination and rancour must be kept in line among a crew whose only connection is their common desire to be part of this journey. And it is Rigel's story: a man who keel for his first boat, whose mother was a sail-maker, and who has to reconcile his family legacy with his own need to understand why he must take part in the voyage of the barque Picton Castle.