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This and That–June

A few thoughts and photographs in a FREE post to start the month off: lee shores, pubs, books, and a sobering reminder.

Most yacht engines are horribly inefficient, but that can be fixed. In this series Matt, AAC engineering correspondent, explains how in easy to understand terms, and cuts through the marketing hype surrounding the many options.

Every owner of a boat with an engine--auxiliary sail or power--will benefit from reading this, even if you only use the knowledge to better manage your existing engine and, into the bargain, make it last longer and breakdown less often.

Let’s Think Smart

Thinking smart, rather than lazy, can make all the difference when voyaging...and in life.

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.