About

Rigel Crockett's narrative nonfiction book about sailing around the world in a square-rigger, Fair Wind and Plenty of It: A Modern-Day Tall Ship Adventure, was published by Knopf Canada and, in the US, by Rodale Books.

His narrative journalism, generally focused on issues of justice, has appeared in Hemispheres, Sea History, Old News, Fusion, Savannah Magazine, the Savannah Morning News, and on WTKS Radio.

He has given dozens of presentations before audiences across the U.S. and Canada, Including the National Maritime Historical Society, The North Atlantic Society for Oceanic History, The Egan Institute for Maritime Studies, The American Sail Training Association and The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Rigel and his wife Ariel Janzen, a graphic designer, share their time between Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia and Savannah, Georgia. Both are graduates of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Rigel plays mandolin and is a member of the board of Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy.

Rigel Crockett is currently at work on a historical novel of rum running.

rigel@rigelcrockett.com