A journalist by trade, Niels' articles are frequently seen in the international boating press. He also writes for various non-boating publications, has authored several historical books, served as editor ofthe Great Lakes Cruising Club's Lifeline magazine for several years, and is a frequent speaker at various boating related events such as Strictly Sail. During the summers, he and his wife Vicki are most often found exploring their home waters of Lake Superior or other Great Lakes aboard their Pearson 36 cutter, Freelance.
Niels Jensen, originally from Denmark, is Commodore of the Great Lakes Cruising Club as well as a GLCC Port Captain. His home cruising waters are western Lake Superior.