Downwind Sailing, Tips and Tricks

Chapter 22 of 23 in the Online Book Sail Handling Made Easy

Colin draws on his decades of experience racing and cruising to share some tips and tricks that will make reaching and downwind sailing faster and more comfortable. Chapter FREE to view for three days.

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 15 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.