Stephan Platzer is the author of two books, Everybody has a Sunfish Story, and Bringing E Home Transatlantic Voyage of Schooner Ernestina 1982. Stephan has been a sailboat enthusiast for his entire adult life. He received a green Sunfish as a high school graduation gift, and it became the source of fifty years of adventures, connections and friendships. His first book draws from the many experiences that family and friends have shared of their own stories surrounding the Sunfish. His second book recounts his personal experience on a larger boat and a longer voyage. The Ernestina is the second oldest vessel in the United States. In 1982, Stephan was one of six Americans who sailed on board the Ernestina from Cape Verde to Newport, Rhode Island.