Editors on Holiday (Vacation)

Phyllis sitting on a rock 40-feet under the surface of the sea. Or she will be if she stays put for six hours. Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

After six months of intense work here at Attainable Adventure Cruising World Headquarters, in which Phyllis and I:

it’s time for a break.

So, the site will be quiet for a week or so while the editors, writers, photographers, publishers, web designer, server manager, marketing director, sales manager, customer support staff, bookkeeper, accountant and office lackeys (they make the tea), head off on a road trip, to go and pat our beloved Morgan’s Cloud and see a bit of the world outside of our home office.

Coming Up

When we get back, we have lots of great posts in the hopper, including:

  • From Colin, brave man that he is, a two part series on picking a partner and mate to share life and go voyaging with.
  • From Colin, a review of one of the most important new voyaging books to be published in years, together with an interview with the author, one of the most important people to offshore voyaging of his generation.
  • From me and Matt, two more parts in our look at efficient offshore voyaging motorboats.
  • From me, continuation of our series on Person Overboard Prevention.
  • From me, a very detailed description, with photographs, of our simple, but elegant—it better be elegant since we have been working on it for 20 years—lazyjack system, that makes handling our large and heavy mainsail easy.
  • From me, the “end game” posts on the Adventure 40.
  • From Matt, a continuation of his series on the characteristics of boatbuilding materials with a piece on impact resistance.
  • Phyllis and I will be updating and adding to my Weather to Go Online Book that focuses on DIY weather reception and interpretation to help those of you getting used to a world without Herb, of South Bound II.


Content of this depth and quality takes a huge amount of time to create that we four need to get paid for, otherwise our sweat and creativity is going to inevitably get directed to something else. Currently sign ups are meeting the rate we need to remain viable, but only just.

So please make our return from holiday (vacation) special by becoming a member now. It’s only Can$9.99 for the first year and $19.99 thereafter—not exactly greedy. And you get access to all 21 of our Online Dynamic eBooks.

While We Are Away

Don’t forget that there are over 650 posts and online eBooks to read in the Archive, that you can access using the menus above.

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Meet the Author


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.

5 comments… add one
  • Chris Jul 22, 2013, 8:50 am

    Ha en god ferie.

    • John Jul 22, 2013, 9:17 am

      Tusen Takk, Chris!

  • Atle Moe Jul 22, 2013, 9:51 am

    Ha en god ferie og nyt sommeren. We plan to be back in Lunenburg in time for the International Dory Races in August and hope you have time to get together to discuss travels to Norway as well as swapping boat stories. Currently at anchor in Little Harbour in Bras d’Or Lakes next to Bluewater. Mvh, Kristina og Atle onboard Summer Star.

    • Hans Jakob Valderhaug Jul 22, 2013, 5:13 pm

      We know how much hard work you put in – and that some of it doesn’t even appear on the web site. We are very grateful for advice received regarding our new aluminium 39′ pride and joy. Enjoy your break and enjoy Maine!

      Hans and Eli
      S/Y Anna

  • FAIVET DANIEL Jul 24, 2013, 10:20 am

    Nous savons le travail considerable que represente un blog d information technique, bonne vacances, nous vous suivons ULYSSE

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