AAC Sponsor News #1

Welcome to our first AAC Sponsor News, a series of posts that will appear about six times a year on what the companies that support this site are doing.

And yes, just to be absolutely clear, these posts are advertorials, paid posts, or whatever else you want to call them. They are our way of thanking the companies that saved this site from oblivion by paying to advertise, and we hope that you will thank them too by buying their products.

Island Planet Sails

AAC 400x250-1Dave Benjamin, founder over at Island Planet Sails, who many of you know from the wisdom about sails and rigging that he often shares in the comments on this site, tells us that he is working on turning a seminar he gives on voyaging sails into something that cruisers can enjoy and learn from on his web site.

But right now he is crazy busy with the spring rush of orders, so details on the seminars will need to wait for the next issue of AAC Sponsor News.

In the meantime, if you have not clicked on Dave’s ad you may not know that he is offering a special 10% discount on sail orders for AAC readers. Dave is tight-lipped about how long the deal will last, so it might be a good time to fill that hole in your sail inventory.


morganscloud-webAntoni Campins, who designed and sells the AnchorWitch anchor retrieval system, that impressed us when we reviewed it, is offering an incredible deal: free shipping anywhere in the world.

You may want to hurry to order your AnchorWitch, before Antoni comes to his senses, particularly if you live outside of Europe.

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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.

4 comments… add one
  • Dick Stevenson Apr 26, 2013, 3:46 pm

    Kudos to these sponsors and may they thrive.
    Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy, Warnemunde, Germany

  • chris Apr 29, 2013, 11:16 am

    I recently purchased a main from Island Planet Sails. Dave was very knowledgeable and took a lot of time with me to spec out our sail. We are awaiting delivery. After we put some miles on it I’ll write back and report on how it performs.

  • Dick. Stevenson Jan 18, 2014, 12:27 pm

    Dear John,
    Please place this where appropriate on the AAC site.
    I just noticed that Alpenglow is a sponsor of AAC and immediately thought of how perfect that was. A terrific product, well engineered and designed, attractive, parsimonious with amperage use and with the long haul in mind. We have used Alpenglow lights on two vessels over more than twenty years. They are what I call smart marine items as they provide all that is useful: pleasant colored low light and bright in white and red varieties with low amperage draw in a handsome package.
    On Alchemy we have seven of their lights. Being live-aboards we have encountered the problems that are generated by much use and some abuse and Alpenglow has been superb in their support. In this age of disposable everything, the few problems encountered were all repairable and the lights are all still going strong.
    I am pleased to see Alpenglow part of AACs group of sponsors.
    Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy

    • John Jan 19, 2014, 12:40 pm

      Hi Dick,

      Thanks for this, it really helps to show our sponsors that our readers buy and use their products.

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