Jeremy Atkins was elected to membership of the Imperial Poona Yacht Club in 1981 when he left Oxford University having studied sailing and tomfoolery. On graduating he settled into a career in market research while also founding and running the Laser 2 Class Association in the UK and Worldwide. Having self-published his first book in 1984, he returned to writing, and self-publishing, in 2009 to write the history of the Imperial Poona Yacht Club and two other sailing clubs he was a member of. In 2013, having run his own market research agency for 15 years, he acquired the nautical list from multinational publishing company Wiley, re-founded the independent Fernhurst Books and became a publisher for real. Since then he has published over 70 nautical books. In 2020 Fernhurst Books set up Self Publishing House to help would-be authors publish their own books. Jeremy is a past Laser II National Champion and currently sails a Fireball and Solo at Draycote Water Sailing Club, where he has been Commodore for 5 years.
"If you can bring yourself to read this book from cover to cover, you will be in a position to judge for yourself whether, or not, life can be significantly improved by not taking it too seriously all the time." - His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh