Perry (b. 1954) is a collegiate All-American and two-time Congressional Cup champion, but most racing sailors know him as a teacher and author of books on tactics and rules. Yacht Racing and Cruising, predecessor to Sailing World, published a regular column by Perry. For several years, "Winning In One-Designs: was the most popular column published, covering a variety of topics ranging from "Tactics in Windshifts: and "Heavy-Air Madness," to "Inner Sailing" and "There is No Lee Bow Effect." Today, those collected columns exist in book form, now in its third edition and republished with updated rules references by Perry in collaboration with US SAILING. Even better known and more widely read is Perry's accessible Understanding Yacht Racing Rules.