Perhaps the most well-known sailing personality among cruisers today, Tania burst onto the cruising scene in
1985 by becoming the first and youngest woman to solo circumnavigate at the tender age of 18. She mesmerized
sailors and landlubbers alike with her debut book "Maiden Voyage," which has become required reading for
all who dream of cutting the lines and easing the sheets. Since then she hardly has rested on her laurels, as she's
raised a family, led numerous sailors on charter flotillas, published many articles in various publications, authored another
book ("I've Been Around"), and is a regular contributor and columnist for Latitudes & Attitudes
magazine. Most recently, Tania re-traced part of her first circumnavigation with her boys, sharing with them
the wonders of seeing the world from the deck of a sailboat. Read about that adventure at http://www.boatus.com/cruising/shangrila/default.asp.
There are precious few people on the planet who know more than Tania about the practical aspects of sailing
across an ocean to a small island, and we are beyond fortunate to have her on our rally team. Tania will lead the pre-departure
routine in New York, sail to Bermuda with the fleet, and party with the group once we arrive!