Liza is a lifelong sailor, both cruiser and racer. After marrying Andy aboard the classic yacht Ticonderoga the Copeland’s explored the world, including a 6-year circumnavigation with their three children and a sabbatical around North and Central America. Their Beneteau Bagheera has currently taken them 123,000 nautical miles to 114 countries.
Liza is the award-winning best-selling author of four cruising books, with Just and Still Cruising recounting their world adventures, Comfortable Cruising their coastal trip around North and Central America and Cruising for Cowards, co-authored with Andy, a current technical and practical A-Z for cruisers whether coastal voyaging or offshore. Liza also writes for many yachting magazines, gives seminars at major boat shows worldwide, gives frequent talks for a variety of clubs and organizations and leads groups to sail in exotic destinations around the world.