John Lawson is also the editor of South Biscay. He is the editor of the RCC Song Book. After 33 years service in the Royal Navy, he was Master of the schooner Sir Winston Churchill and the barque Marques from 1980-83. He has sailed since the age of 10 and owned various offshore boats since 1958 which he has raced and cruised extensively. The last ten years have been spent mostly in the eastern Mediterranean with occasional returns to reconnoitre the French and Spanish coasts for pilots and to visit his favourite area, the West coast of Scotland.