Nigel Calder is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored ‘A Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising Guide’, ‘Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors’ and ‘How to Read a Nautical Chart’. Nigel is currently the Technical Editor or an Associate Editor of PassageMaker, Professional Boatbuilder, Sail, Ocean Navigator and Yachting Monthly magazines and a freelance consultant on marine energy issues. He and his wife, Terrie spend several months every year aboard their Malo 46, ‘Nada’. Over the past 35 years they have cruised and written about the East Coast of North America and the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the U.K and points as far north as the Faroe Islands, and Scandinavia.