I think you'll like it and for the most part the family is still somewhat together off and on including granddad who they've always called Grumps.
The dad was a very good Olympic Racing
Sailor and pushed all his kids
hard to be great racers also, but it's mainly the daughter that's the natural racer
even though she doesn't really care to be a great sailboat racer
The middle son mainly works at the boatyard as an adult and is a liveaboard
, the older son sailed away after getting into some trouble......
Mom's a math genius almost........
Then there are the guys at the boatyard........
“In Before the Wind
, author Jim Lynch tells the engaging tale of the Johannssens, a sailing family that's like a distillation of all the eccentric, funny
and cranky sailors you've ever met. All too many writers have failed to convey both the technicalities and the spiritual joys of sailing in a manner that will engage the uninitiated without alienating the experienced, but lifelong sailor Lynch carries it off with this enjoyable read.” —Peter Nielsen, Sail Magazine