Meet the Author

John Harries

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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  • Andrew Troup July 25, 2012, 11:01 pm

    Lovely photo, top-looking workmanship…

    I’m very curious about the deck construction. If you don’t mind putting my curiosity to rest: What are the regular lateral lines which interrupt the rotary abrasive-disc trails?

    They almost look like butt welds, or pressed stiffening ribs, but neither seems particularly plausible.

    Grasping at other not very convincing possibilities: Print-through from underdeck deck beam welds? Hard to interpret from the photo …

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