How To Buy a Cruising Boat Chapter 32 of 50

Q&A, What’s the Maximum Sailboat Size For a Couple?


Phyllis working the toughest job on "Morgan's Cloud".

What is the largest sailboat two people can comfortably handle?

If your reaction to that question was:

Wow, lots of variables...there's no right answer...it depends;

you and I think alike. That was my initial reaction too when asked the question by Steve and Cindy, new sailors, aspiring cruisers, and new members here at Attainable Adventure Cruising.

But then I thought about it some...and then some more...and it struck me that there's a simple answer:

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Meet the Author

John Harries

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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