With sadness, but appreciation of his life and achievements, we report that James Wharram died on Tuesday 14 December at the age of 93. He leaves an unparalleled legacy in his development of, and voyaging in, affordable sea-going craft modelled on the Polynesian double canoes he loved. I felt privileged to have known him, and to have helped bring his extraordinary personal story into print during his lifetime. A fuller announcement will be found on the James Wharram website here.

Dick Wynne