A Vertue 25 sailboat at anchor in front of a glacier at Svalbard.

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John

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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  • Pete Enticknap Feb 23, 2012, 11:15 am

    Great to see a vertue having an adventurous life— I`ve got 1965 Vertue 131 Sekyd (re-named Zingela— and looking forward to doing the same sort of thing——— have you got any cracked ribs?— how serious is this? whats the best course of action to make good— be grateful for any feedback— where are u based?— yours Pete

  • Rupert Reed Jul 10, 2014, 6:35 pm

    Hi Peter, I am trying to collect information on as many Vertues as possible, and I see that you own V131 Zingela. Could you let me know where you kep her and, if possible, send me any information about interesting trips you have done and/or photos? Many thanks, Rupert

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