Jonathan Gornall

September 24, 2018

Author of: How To Build A Boat

Jonathan Gornall is an award-winning freelance journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK.

He has twice attempted to row across the Atlantic. On the first occasion he almost lost his mind, on the second his life, and now he’s done with all that.

His next adventure will be a four-mile circumnavigation of Horsey Island in the Walton Backwaters, which he will attempt with his daughter, Phoebe, when she turns five.

How To Build A Boat is his story, that of a thoroughly unskilled modern man who, inspired by his love of the sea and what it has taught him about life, sets out to build a traditional wooden boat as a gift for his young daughter.