About the Author:
A former policeman, Viv now pursues his interests in history and sailing. Viv likes to travel and spend time each year in New Zealand. But home is in Cardiff, these days the biggest sailing centre in the Bristol Channel. He sails Fleur, a diminutive lug-sailed ketch, when the tides and winds allow. He has previously published on behalf of the Association for Gaff-Rig Sailing.