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.
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!
Alter two full seasons in the Eastern Caribbean, Colin has found the best places...and he is even willing to share them with us in his usual lyrical prose.
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 [...]
In the last chapter we covered the best anchor types for your primary anchor. In this chapter we move on to size and material--even tricker things to decide on. But not to worry, we make it simple.
Free to view for three days. We in the offshore cruising community talk a lot about the right way and the wrong way to equip and maintain our boats but that's all bullshit until we have answered one basic question:
When you have decades of experience running commercial research yachts where downtime is not an option, you learn how to make repairs while "out there". Colin shares information that could save your cruise, and maybe even your boat.
John tells a story about an exceptional seaman, and what we can all learn from it about the seamanlike way to make decisions.
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.
After voyaging and living aboard their Ovni 435 for 7 years, Colin gives us an update on what electrical kit has worked and what has died, as well as a look at newly available gear he and Louise have installed or are considering.
We have completely rewritten and updated our Anchoring Made Easy Online Book and are rolling that out starting with a brand new introduction.
Learning to tie knots quickly is a vital seamanship skill. But the good news is that you only need to learn five simple knots.
Thinking of voyaging with Children? Aspiring to voyage offshore? Reading this account by experienced wilderness educators about their ten years tackling the same challenges will smooth your way.
We have a new writer joining AAC, complete with a whole new view on voyaging.
Does your boat swing violently back and forth at anchor when the wind is up? Colin has a solution that is simple, inexpensive, and easy to rig.