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Wind on the Sounds cover

  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-0-9984466-5-3
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 348 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-0-9984466-4-6
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 348 pages
  • Keywords
    • Yacht racing,
    • Sailing,
    • Van Isle 360,
    • Vancouver Island,
    • BC First Nations,
    • Foster homes,
    • Women’s fiction

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Wind on the Sounds
A Novel Set in the Yacht Race Around Vancouver Island Canada
by Barbara Wyatt

A heartwarming tale of a woman with a difficult past and fears who steps outside her comfort zone into one of the toughest yacht races in North America. When Rebecca Dunbar agreed to join the land crew for the Van Isle 360 yacht race, she never dreamt that she’d be a last-minute replacement on a racing crew. After all, she barely knew port from starboard, never mind how to actually sail. But fate intervened, and now this quiet history professor must learn how to fit into an experienced sailing crew during one of the most challenging races in North America. The only novice on the Gallivant’s seven-member crew, Rebecca discovers a racing world with gale-force winds and rough seas as well as gentle sailing past the wondrous natural beauty of Vancouver Island. As the Gallivant’s captain pushes them to beat some of the world’s fastest boats, a freak accident leaves Rebecca fighting for her life. Will she stop carrying secrets that weighed her down for years?

"CAPTIVATING. COMPELLING. This is a great read!" —South Sound Book Group, Olympia, Washington "Sophisticated and action-packed; authentic and smooth!" —Avra Love, Winnipeg, Manitoba "Breathtaking detail and a touching tale that everyone will love" —Samantha Pottie, Vermilion, Alberta "A great addition to the lore of the Salish Sea!" —Lu Lazzarotto, Gabriola Island "An inspiring account of how if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish anything you want." —Mikaila Lironi, Lasqueti Island

Barbara Wyatt's articles have appeared in Boys’ Life, Good Old Boat, World and I, New York Tennis Magazine, and Northwest Travel, among other publications. Her fiction is published in several anthologies that featured Pacific Northwest writers and published by Muddy Puddle Press. Wind on the Sounds is based on her personal experience as a novice sailor aboard Nightrunner in the 2015 Van Isle 360 race. When she isn’t sailing the waters of the Pacific Northwest, Wyatt is playing tennis, hiking, skiing, and always working on her next novel. Wyatt lives with her family, near Seattle, Washington.


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