Published Writing

  • Young Voyager Award, Cruising Club of America
  • David Wallis Trophy, Ocean Cruising Club
  • Charles H. Vilas Literary Award, Cruising Club of America
  • Boating Photography Award, Boating Writers International
  • Photo of the Year, Sailing Today Awards

In Ocean Navigator, for which I’m honored to be a contributing editor

In Cruising World

In Pacific Yachting
  • Pacific Crossings: Tales from the Coconut Milk Run
  • Cover Photo March 2021
  • 12 Live-Aboard Tips to Beat the Winter Woes
  • Passage through the Aleutians: Windswept Beauty in the Bering Sea
  • Cover Photo December 2015
  • Weathering Williwaws
  • Carrington Bay, Cortes Island

 In Classic Boat

In WaterCraft


  • Adventures with Dinghy Series
    • A Strange Wreck in the Bahamas
    • Dolphins Playing in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands
    • The Tender Goes Solo – in the Panama Canal
    • A Sojourn in the Fijian Jungle
    • Can I Survive Australia?
    • In at the Deep End
    • Wreck-diving in Bermuda
    • A New Dinghy, a New Mothership, and a New Direction
    • Close Encounters with Brown Bears
    • Ice in Alaska
    • Dinghy Meets Wolves
    • Nesting Dinghy
    • Forgetting the Bear Essentials
    • Frontierswoman
  • Cover Photo March/April 2016
  • Cover Photo Jan/Feb 2017
  • Dampfboot! Paddle Steamboat Liberty Belle


In Sailing Today

In Blue Water Sailing

On, for which I’m honored to be a Guide

In Sister Ship online magazine
  • Frontier Engine Repair
  • My Perfect Dinghy

In Backcountry
  • Mountain Account: Instincts Matter

In Misadventures
  • Landfall to A Sailor

In Sailing
  • Captain Cook’s Paradise: New Zealand’s Bay of Islands

In Alert Diver
  • An Ounce of Prevention

“High Latitudes”, Contribution to book Sail Away: How to Escape the Rat Race and Live the Dream by Nicola Rodriguez, Fernhurst Books Ltd, 2019.

In Voyages, the journal of the Cruising Club of America
  • Respecting Paradise
  • Musings on Landfall
  • Two Pacific CrossingsVoyages2019cover
  • Cover Photo 2019: CELESTE in the Doldrums, crossing the Pacific.
  • A Penchant for the Primitive: Reflections on spending my twenties at sea.
  • Sail Fast! The Aleutian Islands to Juan de Fuca Strait in seven weeks.
  • Voyaging to the Top of America: A two-season cruise to the Alaskan Arctic. Honored with the Vilas Literary Prize.

Seth and I were honored be the 2018 recipients of the CCA’s Young Voyager Award.

In Flying Fish, the journal of the Ocean Cruising Club
  • OCC Lecture, Sailing Alaska from the Arctic to British Columbia
  • OCC Lecture, Marquesas and Tuamotus
  • Cover Photo 2019/2: A Bone in her Teeth, on Passage to San Francisco
  • Passage to San Francisco
  • Cover Photo 2018/2: A Peaceful Polynesian Anchorage
  • A Penchant for the Primitive (updated in 2018). Honored with the David Wallis Trophy.
  • Voyaging to the Top of America: A Two-Season Cruise to the Alaskan Arctic.
  • Cover Photo 2016/1: CELESTE in Sea Ice, Arctic Ocean

In Cruising Outpost
  • How to Lose a Dinghy

In The Coastal Passage
  • The Man Behind the Screen, Clearing Customs in Oz

In Hello Switzerland

In Geneva Writers’ Group anthology Offshoots 12: Reflections
  • Poem “Leaving Home”

On our sponsors’ blogs
Outdoor Life Interview on Psychology of Sailing

All text and photographs © Ellen Massey Leonard 2021, All Rights Reserved.