Heather Francis is writer with a BFA Masters in Photography from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She won the Boat Travel & Destination 1st Prize in the Boat Writers International writing competition in 2018.

She is a Contributing Editor at Blue Water Sailing Magazine with a bi-monthly column about crew health and wellness called ‘Heather Francis Onboard.’

Heather’s work is regularly featured in Cruising World Magazine and Cruising Helmsman Australia and on She has been published in the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business VoiceOcean Navigator and Good Old Boat Magazine, on the Captains Crew Agency and at