The loss of a yacht is both sobering and sad, but what we can do to gain something positive from the news is try to learn from what happened.
We have our Santa-suits on here at AAC.
Unstepping the mast is one of the most stressful tasks we sailboat owners face, but here are some tips to make it a lot easier.
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.
John answers a member's question on what is the best sextant to buy and then looks at whether or not we voyagers even need one at all.
Several members have asked for a post on how many reefs are optimal. But the answer is deeper (ouch) than that.
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.
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.
Unstepping the mast for winter storage is a royal pain in the neck...but it's the right thing to do.
Marine electronics are great but they can also make you crazy. Here are some tips to keep you sane.
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 [...]
This whole transiting the Northwest Passage (The Passage) in a yacht is getting out of hand and many (maybe most) of the crews and boats trying it shouldn't be anywhere near the place. How can someone who has spent much of the last 20 years in the high latitudes in a yacht say that without being a [...]
Not a lot more to say, really.
We have been working on improving our person overboard prevention system over the summer and have just made a video that just might save your life.
The key to person overboard prevention is never losing contact with the boat. In this chapter I take you through an easy to use (with a little practice) system, which we have evolved over 20 years sailing offshore short-handed on our boat, that will enable you to stay clipped on at all times and still have the mobility and reach to sail your boat properly. Updated and video added, October 2014.