Our friend and new Attainable Adventure Cruising author Mick O'Flanagan knocked it out of the park with his post on going cruising on US$15,000 a year, including the boat—one of the most read posts in the history of this site. And no wonder, it's a lovely story beautifully told. I think the appeal of Mick's piece is that it gives so many readers a real hope that they can attain the cruising life in a world of shrinking opportunity, particularly for younger people, who were not born, as I was, into what I firmly believe is the luckiest generation in history: boomers. So for those of you who have had the voyaging flame kindled by Mick's post and are now thinking about how to get out there, what's the next step?
Next: Two Tips to Make Your First Ocean Passage as Skipper Safe and Fun
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- What Really Matters—The Big Five, Revisited
- Going Cruising—Being Realistic About You, 4 Tips
- Two Tips to Make Your First Ocean Passage as Skipper Safe and Fun
- Seven Skills We DON’T Need to Go Cruising
- Taming The Wimp Within
- Want to Get Out Cruising? Don’t Be a Pioneer
- Getting Your Mojo Back
- Attainably Adventurous Children
- A Reluctant Voyager?
- A Prairie Woman Goes To Sea
- The Three Keys To Cruising Happiness
- Working While Cruising—Our Offices on “Morgan’s Cloud”
- 11 Things We Do To Stay Rational About Safety
- Safety: We Can’t Do Or Even Learn About It All
- Stuff We Gotta Do—The Anchor Roller Version
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 18 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.