Beth Leonard

Before joining BoatUS as Technical Services Director, Beth, with her husband Evans Starzinger, completed two circumnavigations logging over 110,000 offshore miles. She is also author of several cruising books.

Beth Leonard is the Director of Technical Services for BoatUS and Technical Editor for all BoatUS publications. She writes and edits the quarterly journal based on the BoatUS Marine Insurance claims files, Seaworthy, the only marine publication devoted to issues of seaworthiness and safety. Before joining BoatUS, Beth and her husband, Evans Starzinger, completed two circumnavigations and logged more than 110,000 nautical miles. Between 1992 and 1995, they sailed westabout by way of the Panama Canal, Torres Straits and the Cape of Good Hope, and from 1999 to 2009 they completed an eastabout circumnavigation by way of all of the Great Capes that took them as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Cape Horn. Beth has written hundreds of articles for more than a dozen sailing magazines and is the author of three books: The Voyager’s Handbook, Following Seas and the award-winning Blue Horizons.  Beth and Evans publish their website at: