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Of the more than 800 pages of information on this site, over 500 are free to view and will remain that way.
And of the 80 or so—yes that's right 80—articles we publish a year, half are free to view.
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We have to deal with expensive boats, poor quality gear, incompetent "professionals", and that's before we even go sailing.
Then there is what to do about heavy weather, how to get weather information, anchoring, docking our boats, and on it goes.
And what about the stuff no one wants to talk about like managing relationships between couples and/or crew? And the really big one...fear.
The magazines with their endless feel good and charter articles are no help.
But Attainable Adventure Cruising can help:
We have been through it all, and much more besides, over a combined 150 years (yes, you read that right) of offshore cruising.
And for the last 20 years we have been sharing our hard won lessons.
Over 800 articles, carefully collated by category and searchable.
It's all here: boat design, anchoring, electronics, weather, storm survival, managing fear and anxiety, and much more.
We have edited and compiled the best of our articles into focused online books on the subjects that really matter to voyagers.
The information you need without the blather you don't.
Our community of cruisers has grown over 12 years to become the largest reservoir of combined offshore sailing knowledge anywhere.
And best of all, AAC gets better and better every day.
We publish six to eight new articles and/or book chapters each month.
-John Kretschmer, professional sailor and author of Sailing a Serious Ocean
-Stuart and Charlie Kirk, Owners/Builders of a Good Hope 56
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But we are not just about heavy duty offshore stuff.
And so much more:
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Over 800 articles and/or chapters--that's bigger than War and Peace!
But we don't know it all.
Even with all of our combined experience, the thing we know for sure is that there's always more to learn.
Attainable Adventure Cruising is all about sharing and meeting challenges together as a community.
Come and learn with us
We Focus on what matters:
And we always make it attainable.
Attainable Adventure Cruising is not about feats of derring-do; rather, this site is about gear and techniques that have let us, who are not particularly intrepid, cruise some of the world's more remote and challenging places without exceeding our capabilities.
For us, Attainable Adventure Cruising has often meant expedition voyages to the Arctic, but it has also meant a snug harbour in Down East Maine or a remote cove on the coast of Norway. Whatever an Attainable Adventure Cruise is to you, the information provided here will help you attain it.
-Phyllis and John, editors and publishers
It's the writers that make the difference:
Only the best writers make the grade.
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The information here is so useful as I am in the process of buying a boat and making all the tradeoffs with systems. This is simply the most useful and technically sound bunch of stuff I have seen on the internet after 1.5 years of research.
The annual subscription fee is very low and I think you should increase it substantially. You bring a lot of value to all your members and it is worth a lot more than $20.00 per year. I would pay substantially more for my membership. I do not have a number but I think $35.00 per year would be reasonable (but for me, it is worth a lot more than that!).
Happy to be aboard. It’s about time you started charging something to reimburse you for all the time and effort spent developing and maintaining the Morgan’s Cloud website to say nothing of the extremely valuable information you and your colleagues have been sharing with us for free over the years…
You have perhaps the most informative sailing website on the web, I hope lots of people help support it.
I have passed on the link to your site more than any other website I can think of. I think you have one of the best and most informative sites that I’ve seen. In fact I’m challenged to identify a better one.
I am a member and find the site useful and entertaining. I like the technical discussions as they help me gain a better understanding of all kinds of issues. I also like the opinionated discussions as long as they remain civilized, which you manage very well.
Member here and glad of it. I have subscribed and unsubscribed to all the major and some minor cruising mags. I have visited and quickly left several forums due to the rude, negative, dogmatic, or preachy comment streams.
I get exactly what I need on this site: a reasoned discussion of basic, intermediate and advanced topics related to keeping on the boat, keeping the stick up, etc. I may not always agree; some of the content is less relevant to me than others; but I have found time and again that the next article is very relevant and the other sailors providing their input have knowledge, experience and generosity.
Joining AAC is the single best thing you can do in your quest to get out there and stay out their cruising, and above all, have fun doing it.
To me AAC is simply the best cruising website out there. At $20 a year it is a bargain...
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