Experience the Transformative Power of Sailing
Newport Beach, CA, March 4, 2021 — Traveling can open our eyes and minds to new cultures and experiences, and for licensed captain Gill Terry Causey, traveling by sailboat has also guided him toward profound personal discoveries through the self-realization and introspection that seafaring can inspire.
“It [sailing] is the most rewarding and fulfilling way to travel, and these experiences have been both transformational and even transcendental,” Causey says. “Sailing has taught me to unplug, discover and explore other awe-inspiring worlds, and I am thrilled to share my adventures with you.”
Let the Wind Carry Me: How Curiosity Can Open Doors of Perception and Learning is part autobiography, part detailed travelogue and part breathtaking pictorial of Causey’s worldwide sailing adventures. He shares vivid details (and more than 50 photos) from some of his most memorable excursions, and peppers his narrative with personal insights and reflections on the seeds planted early in his youth that inspired him to explore the world without boundaries.
Readers can experience the exact moment when he fell in love with blue water sailing and hop on board as he runs a successful charter boat in the Hawaiian Islands, explores South America and the Amazon forest, embarks on adventures in Central America, and sails the islands of French Polynesia. In all, Causey completed hundreds of interisland sails, including 12 sails to French Polynesia, 11 sails to the Line Islands, seven sails around New Zealand, three sails to Australia, five sails to Fiji, and one sail each to the Cook Islands and the Solomon Islands.
“Sailing has transformed my life because I have been able to travel to places that are best seen by sailboat,” Causey adds. “It is a way of life that I have always embraced.”
Let the Wind Carry Me is, at its core, Causey’s story, and one he hopes will inspire others to explore and embrace the transformational power of travel.
Author Gill Terry Causey is a lifelong ocean-cruising sailor and a patron of maritime causes and projects from Hawaii (where he lived for more than half his life) to California.
He is a licensed captain of a 50-foot sailing vessel that was built by the German navy in 1928. This vessel is iron riveted and does oceanographic work for the University of Hawaii, the University of Cambridge and the U.S. Department of the Interior. He also dedicates his time to many other projects, including the local Sea Cadets, and he continues to be a significant benefactor to Call of the Sea (https://callofthesea.org/).
He worked with the Polynesian Voyaging Society to revive their sailing culture, and funded and supported the building of the 135-foot Brigantine Matthew Turner in Sausalito, California. The ship was recently certified by the U.S. Coast Guard as a school ship, which will educate and inspire young people for generations to come.
Since family is the most important thing, he retired to take care of his mother and relocated the family home to Newport Beach, California. He will always love sailing and still takes every opportunity to be on the ocean, enjoying the wonders of its cosmic power.
Let the Wind Carry Me: How Curiosity Can Open Doors of Perception and Learning ISBN-13: 978-0960105700 (Retail $49.95)
Currently available directly from the author (limited supply). Available through traditional retail channels in June/July 2021.