Authors MONTY & SARA LEWIS have spent over 20 winter seasons cruising the Bahamas. With a love for the Bahamas and the help of their shoal-draft motor vessel Saranade and GPS technology, they have created these charts and cruising guides to make it easier and more pleasant for cruising folks to enjoy a taste of paradise so close to the mainland of North America. Monty grew up in the waters around Ocean City, Maryland, and he and Sara conducted summer daysailing trips for shoreside visitors in their sloop VIVACIOUS for 12 years. Monty has held U.S. Coast Guard License for more than 40 years and is a past commodore of the Eastern Shore Sailing Association and a retired Maryland State Police Sergeant. Sara's background in English and journalism have helped her in layout and design of the chartbooks and compiling Need-to-Know Info and other articles.
Executive Editor/General Manager KATE FEARS holds a 50-ton USCG Captain's License and is a past member of the U.S. Sailing Team as well as an All-American dinghy sailor from St. Mary's College of Maryland. She also served as instructor and program director for J-World Performance Sailing School while living in Key West, Florida, and as assistant coach of the Georgetown University sailing team while in Washington, D.C. Currently, she manages Lewis Offshore Ltd. and assists the Explorer Team. Her background in publishing, journalism, marine biology, business, and cartography enhances the writing, graphic design, and marketing of Explorer Chartbooks.