How the Winds Laughed is a compelling memoir about two novice ocean sailors embarking on a voyage around the world. En route they suffer enormous mental and physical stress and learn more, perhaps, than they wanted to know about each other. There is much to learn from this well-written book: about the sea, sailing, island cultures, and personal relationships. How the Winds Laughed is as much for armchair sailors as it is for experienced mariners.
–Anthony Dalton, author of Alone Against the Arctic and eight other books about the sea