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Phyllis Nickel & John Harries, editors and publishers

For any sailor looking to prepare his boat for cruising, the breadth and depth of knowledge contained within the Attainable Adventure Cruising site is unmatched by any other resource I know. Moreover, John and Phyllis take a particularly scientific approach to problem solving. Rather than relying on the anecdotes of their own experiences, sound as they may be, they incorporate into their articles contemporary research and other expert opinion so as to give the sailor a complete and thorough guide to cruising."

Randall Reeves  two time Southern Ocean circumnavigator,

Over 1000 articles

on all aspects of offshore cruising—searchable and categorized.


The largest pool of combined offshore voyaging knowledge anywhere.

Always Fresh

Five to six new articles and/or book chapters every month.

Online Books

Anchoring Made Easy

The techniques you need to get anchored and stay anchored every time.

Electrical Systems

How to get the very best from a cruising boat electrical system.

Buying a Cruising Boat

A complete step-by-step guide.

Heavy Weather Tactics

Storm survival from heaving-to to drogue deployment.

Weather Reception and Analysis

Step-by-step methods to receive weather information while offshore and in remote places.

Sail Handling Made Easy

Setting, reefing and striking sails. Tips, techniques, gear and sail selection.

Coming Alongside Made Easy

Proven techniques that will make you a confident close-quarters boat handler.

Maintaining Your Boat

Hard information that will save you money and aggravation.

Engines For Cruising 

What makes an ideal cruising boat engine, and how to take care of it.

Get Out There Cruising

What you really need to do to get out cruising and have fun when you do.

Navigation and Marine Electronics

The fruits of a combined century of navigation, and then we relate that experience to modern electronic navigation.

All For Just $2.00/Month

US$ lowest cost option, paid annually

  • All Online Books
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  • Over 1000 articles
  • 5-6 new chapters every month
  • Membership in the most knowledgable offshore cruising community on the internet: discuss, ask questions, share your wisdom

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