Month by month we shall be glad to receive and buy for publication the best logs and cruising stories offered to us from all parts of the world. In this way we hope to put practical experience before our readers, and admit many to the pleasures of a few. It is not sufficient, however, that a diarist has travelled far or that he has done so with great success. If he cannot clearly convey his experience and feelings his work must be wasted as far as we are concerned. We want the actual experience of our writers, but we require them to be transmittible to others.
From an introduction to "The Log of the Sunbeam" in The Yachting Monthly (Illustrated), May, 1906.