Not so much about cruising per se
, but Arthur Watts (see The Art of Arthur Watts
for details), father of my friend Simon Watts, wrote one or two books and illustrated a number of others. Additionally, he wrote a few articles for The Yachting Monthly
prior to World War I about cruising aboard small boats—particularly aboard his boat, Mave Rhoe
. During that war, he was in command of both a Motor Launch (ML) and an ML flotilla
during the St. George's Day Raid on Zeebrugge and the follow-up raid on Ostend
. In a very true sense, it was my interest in Arthur Watts that started me down the general path of research into his contemporaries.
Here is a list of books and articles Arthur wrote or illustrated that I have in my collection (sorted by publication year). You may also read some of what Arthur wrote here.