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As we did this time last year, Phyllis and I are  going on a two week hiking holiday, so AAC will be quite with no new posts until we get back.

Unlike last year, we will leave the comments open since the members have proved to be wonderfully civil. Having said that, we would ask that everyone post comments to a relevant post (use the search box or category menu to find it) and stay at least close to the topic of said post.

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Coming Soon

As soon as we get back, we will complete commissioning Morgan’s Cloud and get back out there, which always inspires lots of new content.

In the mean time, this is what we are working on:

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High Latitude Course in Nova Scotia

Update May 1st, the course is full. Last year we presented a two day course for sailors who wish to expand their cruising to the high latitudes. The course, which we presented in Munich, was a huge success. Here are just a few of the unanimously glowing testimonials we received from those who attended: Congratulations, you managed a convincing synthesis of [...]

A Report To The Members

The members pay the bills here at AAC and so are, in effect, partners in this endeavour that is AAC.

So think of this post as a report to the partners on what's been going on behind the scenes, how we are spending your money, and what we are planning for the future.

What Is Adventure?

I recently came across a video that asks adventurers how they define "adventure", which made me think about how I define it. This is important--we call our business Attainable Adventure Cruising!

Hello, Julia

This is just a short little post to share the wonderful news that on April 8th Katy, our Engineering Correspondent Matt's wife, gave birth to their first child, a baby daughter whom they have named Julia Isabel. Apparently mother and baby are happy and healthy, though not getting a lot of sleep (neither is Matt!). Congratulations Matt and [...]

The Right Anchor

Chapter 3 of 14 in the Online Book Anchoring Made Easy—Vol 1, Gear

There are so many anchors and so many conflicting claims it's hard to know what to buy. In this chapter we cut through the fog with clear recommendations of the anchors that work and a warning list of those that we don't trust.

Living In A 12 Volt World

After voyaging and living aboard their Ovni 435 for 7 years, Colin gives us an update on what electrical kit has worked and what has died, as well as a look at newly available gear he and Louise have installed or are considering.