John

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.

The Crazy Fools…That Don’t Drown

Chapter 6 of 6 in the Online Book Seamanship

John tells a story about an exceptional seaman, and what we can all learn from it about the seamanlike way to make decisions.

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.

The Only Five Knots You Need to Know

Chapter 5 of 6 in the Online Book Seamanship

Learning to tie knots quickly is a vital seamanship skill. But the good news is that you only need to learn five simple knots.

New Writers Join AAC

We have a new writer joining AAC, complete with a whole new view on voyaging.

Wing Controls

I'm in rant mode again, but not just to stir things up. This is a situation that genuinely scares me, and it needs fixing.