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