As a contributor to Sailing World, BoatU.S. Magazine, All At Sea, Tide, Southwinds, Bluewater Sailing, Mississippi Magazine, the Times-Picayune, as well as international magazines such as Asia-Pacific Boating, Cruising Helmsman and Caribbean Compass and as a monthly columnist for Southern Boating, Troy provides a unique and in-depth view into one of the most historic and colorful boating regions in the Americas.

In 2015, Troy’s work earned him a BWI Award for his story on an expedition to Mississippi’s Horn Island in BoatU.S. magazine.

He currently publishes his stories on and has been given the rights to re-publish many of the still timely cruising and storm stories that were first published in Mid-Gulf Sailing which ran in the 80’s and the 90’s.

Currently Troy has paired up with e/Prime Media and together are in pre-production on a PBS documentary and companion book chronicling the 500 years of Gulf Coast history under sail – from privateers to modern day Olympians. This research is yielding incredible tales that will make their way onto the pages of

Troy is also the author of Dinner with Tennessee Williams, the Cafe Degas Cookbook and New Orleans Kitchens and a soon to be released Mississippi Coast Cookbook which will be released in the Spring of 2016.

His writing first appeared when he blogged about his experiences during Hurricane Katrina, stories which made their way into A Howling in the Wires and eventually UNO Press’ Please Forward.

To contact regarding writing/photography assignments, please email troyag [at] hotmail [dot] com.