JEFF EVANS has been sailing since he was unceremoniously cut from the fifth-grade baseball team and joined his school’s sailing club. He learned to sail on Mercurys, Sunfish, and other small craft at Community Sailing in Boston and at the Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, Maine, where he was a summer camper. Jeff taught sailing in the summers on the Maine coast at Chewonki through college and learned seamanship and navigation on the 125′ schooner WESTWARD as a student at the Sea Education Association’s Sea Semester program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. After college he returned to Chewonki, where he led three-week sailing wilderness trips for teens and college students along the Maine coast as captain of a traditional wooden 26′ Crotch Island Pinky and a 28′ Mackinaw boat. Jeff worked as a research assistant on several extended bluewater scientific cruises on the NOAA ship RONALD BROWN in the North Atlantic and Central Pacific with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, followed by two years at the Marine Biological Laboratory, also in Woods Hole. Eventually, he drifted inland and completed his PhD in ecology and entomology at Michigan State University. Jeff now works as the Director of Conservation at Five Rivers Conservation Trust in Concord, New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and three children. In his free time, he sails his Haven 12 1/2 and monkeys with a 16′, 1958 Century Resorter that he drags his kids around with. He swears he will finish building the Swampscott dory he began ages ago, and is still terrible at baseball.