This book is a great read on many levels. There is incredibly detailed wisdom about sailing, living and following your dreams woven into a narrative that puts you on the deck of, in the pilot house of, and even at the helm of Cassiopeia and smack dab into the middle of all the adventures she represents. If you have ever wanted to go on an open water sail facing all the challenges the sea can offer, this book is the safest way to do it. It also represents the, still unfolding, dreams of the writer and nourishes the passions that we all have for dreaming big, and helps the reader set a course to achieve their own dreams. I felt empowered to stay the course on my current dreams and embrace the new ones.