Just Five More Days

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Don’t forget, our special offer of a free copy of A Voyage North on Morgan’s Cloud, our 104-page eBook of photographs and text telling the story of our 2011 science based Arctic voyage, ends at midnight ADT on Tuesday, December 22nd.

If you are already a member of the AAC Book Club, you don’t need to do anything, otherwise:

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Photography: My Big Iron Is Gone

Deep down I had known this day was coming ever since I picked up my new favourite camera, but it took me quite a while to get over my 20-year relationship with big DSL gear--first film, then digital. Anyway, after a year of never getting my Canon kit out of the bag, I did it.

In Our Own Backyard—Halifax

The third, and last, in Phyllis' series on cruising the Nova Scotia Eastern Shore, a reminder that we don't have to go far to have a great cruise.

Your Mainsail Is Your Friend

Chapter 21 of 22 in the Online Book Sail Handling Made Easy

Many sailors have de-emphasized their mainsails, in some cases to the point where the main is the first sail to come down when the going gets tough and often does not even get set in the first place. This is a mistake and potentially dangerous.

Adventure 40 Interior Design

Chapter 11 of 17 in the Online Book Adventure 40 (Free)

Here is the post many of you have been waiting for these many months. Believe me, the wait was worth it. Erik has come up with a truly brilliant interior arrangement that will be comfortable at sea and wonderful at anchor.

In Our Own Backyard–Liscombe Lodge

We just published the next instalment of Phyllis' series on our mini-cruise of Nova Scotia, surely one of the world's great cruising grounds, particularly in the fall.

We are also trying out a new magazine-like layout. Tell us what you think.

Where Do We Go From Here?

I rarely attend major boat shows these days, and sincerely don’t regret it. In the past I spent many a day on stands for whoever it was that I was working for, or supporting, at that time, generally in the foul aired mausoleum that housed the late, lamented (?) London Boat Show at Earl’s Court. Not [...]

Perfect or Good Enough?

One of the many things I enjoy about the high quality comments we get here at AAC is that I draw pretty much endless inspiration for new posts from them. In fact, if I wrote a full post every time a comment inspired me, I would be posting twice a day...and have no life. The [...]