Release date: Nov. 4, 2020. HarperCollins, 368pp, ISBN 9781775541608 $36.99 RRP

Stretching back to the Pacific navigators and the great migrations from Polynesia to the humble ‘P’ class dinghy and the world-beating success of Team New Zealand: With the Wind Behind Us is a celebration of the stories that gave us our legendary sailing reputation.

‘It’s an ambitious project but hits the mark thanks to the author’s depth of research, storytelling instinct and desire to add to the conversation, rather than simply traverse old ground…. The book achieves an ideal, yet difficult balance. It will appeal to sailing fanatics – given the depth and breadth of the topics traversed – but the crisp prose and clear explanations mean it will also be enjoyed by general sports fans and history buffs.’ – Michael Burgess, sports journalist

You can read the full Ketebooks.co.nz review here

‘A must for all true sea dogs, sports freaks and history-minded landlubbers.’ – Waiheke Weekender

To listen to Matt discussing the book with Karyn Hay on RNZ’s The Weekender, click here

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