Author Bill Gerritsen’s new book “From the Log of True Grace” is an engaging memoir of his family’s two-year nautical adventure aboard their beautiful 38-foot sailboat

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Recent release “From the Log of True Grace” from Page Publishing author Bill Gerritsen is a candid and entertaining account of the delights and challenges of an extended sailing trip with his wife, Penny, and their two sons, fifteen-year-old JJ and eleven-year-old Daniel, and the invaluable lessons in cooperation, resourcefulness, and responsibility learned by all.

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Bill Gerritsen, an avid sailor who emigrated from the Netherlands to America in 1957, graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and moved to Southern California to work on the Apollo program, where he met his wife, Penny, has completed his new book “From the Log of True Grace”: a heartwarming reflection on two years of indelible family memories aboard their sailboat.

In 1979 Bill and Penny purchased a 38 ft sailboat. It took a year to get built and finally delivered. After sailing around the Southern California islands for a year, Penny suggested that they quit their jobs, take their sons JJ (15), and Dan (11) out of school and go sailing. And so, began a two-year adventure. Down the coast of Mexico, exploration of Cocos Island, several months in Costa Rica and Panama. One of the highlights was crossing the Panama Canal. After spending a short time in the western Caribbean, they returned to the Pacific side and after stopping at Cocos Island once more, headed for home. Spending time in a relatively confined space was not easy. The schooling was especially delicate. Fights and arguments were a nearly daily occurrence. However, each of them stood their required watches and could be counted on when tough conditions happened.

Published by Page Publishing, Bill Gerritsen’s engrossing tale is a must-read for sailing aficionados!

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “From the Log of True Grace” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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