Meet the Author


Phyllis has sailed over 40,000 offshore miles with John on their McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, most of it in the high latitudes, and has crossed the Atlantic three times. As a woman who came to sailing as an adult, she brings a fresh perspective to cruising, which has helped her communicate what they do in an approachable way, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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  • David King Feb 22, 2019, 7:58 am

    Hi Guy`s, I have the Norwegian Cruising guide and would have been lost without it for the past several years here in Norway. Thanks !

    I do have a question about insurance insurance. Do you have any suggestions/recommendations as to which companies provide insurance coverage for vessels & crews heading to Svalbard ?

    We are a crew of 5 from various countries, we will take our Norwegian reg 40ft aluminium boat to Svalbard this Summer and then on to E Greenland. We are primarily seeking an underwriter for the SAR bonds required in both Svalbard & Greenland.

    Thanks in advance for any info or thoughts.


    • John Feb 22, 2019, 11:27 am

      Hi David,

      Thanks for the kind words on the guide. Everything we know about Svalbard insurance is in Volume 1 and our latest thinking is in the 8th edition.

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