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

Afterword to Addicted to More Adventure, new memoir by Bob Shepton, published November 2021.

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

In Cruising World

In Pacific Yachting
  • Book Review of High Latitude Sailing by Jon Amtrup and Bob Shepton
  • 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
    • Dinghy has Doubts
    • Return to Adventure in Baja
  • 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
  • Respecting Paradise
  • OCC Lecture, Sailing Alaska from the Arctic to British Columbia
  • OCC Lecture, Marquesas and Tuamotu
  • 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.