The first in Colin's two part report on his visit to English boatbuilder Rustler Yachts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]