Authors Monty and Sara Lewis cruise the Bahamas in their trawler SARANADE. With a love for the Bahamas and the help of their shoal-draft vessel and GPS technology, they have spent many winter seasons creating these charts and Quick-Reference Guides to make it easier and more pleasant for cruising folks to enjoy a taste of paradise so close to mainland North America. Monty grew up in the waters around Ocean City, Maryland, and he and Sara conducted summer daysailing trips for shoreside visitors in their sloop VIVACIOUS for 12 years. Monty has held a U.S. Coast Guard License for 30 years and is a past commodore of the Eastern Shore Sailing Association and a member of the Delaware Capes Sailing Club. Sara's USCG Captain's License and her background in English and journalism have helped her in preparing the Quick Reference Guide text.