Heather's article, “Patience of Solomon’s,” has taken first prize in the 2019 Boat Writers International Annual Writing Contest!

Judge Carol Pierini said, “Patience of Solomon’s presents a well-documented overview of the Soloman Islands, complete with extensive details for each port. From introduction to the conclusion, this story leaves little untold and is so valuable for others planning a cruise to these islands.

Read the winning article HERE

Heather Francis is an award winning writer with a BFA Masters in Photography from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Heather’s writing and photography is regularly featured in Cruising World Magazine and Cruising Helmsman Australia and has appeared in SAIL, SisterShip Magazine, Blue Water Sailing, Active Boating and WaterSports Philippines and on and Yacht World.

Heather has also been published in Get Lost magazine, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Voice,  Ocean Navigator and Good Old Boat Magazine and online at, and Captains Crew Agency.

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