Genevieve Leaper

Genevieve Leaper

Genevieve Leaper has been sailing and birdwatching all her life.

She worked for the Nature Conservancy Council for several years, carrying out seabird and cetacean surveys all round the UK.

She now sails mostly around the west coast of Scotland and in Greece.

A couple sailing a shearwater boat

Genevieve Leaper shares her late father John Leaper’s recollections – compiled from handwritten notes – of cruising the Channel in his Shearwater sloop during the 1960s