That was the Boatshed cheerleading attempt as Dee Caffari launches her book in the USA today. The first books, hot off the press, will be on the Boatshed booth at Strictly Sail St Pete and I am sure that the guys and gals down there will have all sorts of competitions lined up for some lucky visitors. Remember Fizz @ Five as well (as if you'd forget!)

Dee's book - Against the Flow - reads really well and is completely addictive. I even stayed up much later than I should have done to finish it. The passion and the drive in Dee's character come through clearly in the text as do the disappointments and heartbreak that she has gone through so far in her life. A great read and a perfect Christmas present and one which makes me even more humbled (although Dee is as down to earth as they come).

Boatshed wishes Dee well on her current sailing adventure (Transat Jacques Vabre) and hopes that the book does as well over in the USA as it has done in the UK. to follow Dee's progress.