Rob Mundle is a bestselling author, journalist and competitive yachtsman whose family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great grandfather who was the master of square riggers. For over forty years Rob has combined his passions for sailing and writing. He has written thirteen books, reported on more than thirty Sydney to Hobarts (and competed in three), and covered seven America's Cups, four Olympics and numerous international events. He is the winner of many sailing championships, and a regular competitor in local and international contests, and has sailed everything from sailboards and 18-foot skiffs through to supermaxi yachts and offshore multihulls.
A fine storyteller and the scope of his research in Bligh: Master Mariner is vast. - Sydney Morning Herald There's more to Cap'n Bligh than the Bounty mutiny and convicts. - The Australian Mundle admits he does not write as a historian and his account, redolent with the colour and action of life on the high seas, is the more entertaining as a result. - The Daily Telegraph Mundle's strength is that his own experience of the sea makes for vivid, absorbing descriptions of Bligh's voyages. - Weekend Australian Mundle's Bligh is a meticulously researched biography that benefits from its author's seafaring experience and ability to write with bracing vitality of the trials faced during the age of exploration. - The Age Written with sympathy and admiration, this is a rich and forceful story. - The Canberra Times