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.

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  • Marc Dacey Jan 5, 2015, 10:42 pm

    Very evocative shot, John. I have mixed feelings about cradling a boat in such an exposed position, but I guess they know what they are doing.

  • Dick Tatlock Jan 6, 2015, 11:02 am

    Well, I’d say cradling out the pier’s end is better than poppeting.

  • Richard Dykiel Jan 6, 2015, 12:03 pm

    This boat is obviously waiting for the next storm to self-launch itself back in.

  • Pat Kelly Jan 6, 2015, 8:10 pm

    Say what you want about seamanship and safety (I agree, by the way); but I think that this is a masterly crafted photograph that transmits the sadness of season’s end and long winter ahead. Bravo, John!

    • John Jan 6, 2015, 10:23 pm

      Thanks Pat, exactly the message I was trying to convey!

      Having said that, we rather like the winter and are off for some x-country skiing in the Canadian Rockies tomorrow.

  • John Jan 6, 2015, 10:24 pm

    Hi All,

    It’s certainly not where I would store our boat!

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