Editors Taking a Holiday (Vacation)

Phyllis and I are taking a 10-day holiday (vacation) while my daughter and our granddaughter are visiting.

This will be our first holiday in two years from our six-posts-a-month publishing schedule and daily work in the comments and, to be frank, we need the break, particularly since the behind-the-scenes work here at AAC, including accounting, tax compliance, web site maintenance, marketing and member support, never ends and adds up to more hours than most people would believe possible.

That said, we are still full of enthusiasm for AAC and will return with at least two more chapters in our Coming Alongside (Docking) Online Book, together with a post from Colin on the 2018 Golden Globe Race and what we can all learn from the competitors’ boat preparation.

This break will also let us get out of the office to complete commissioning Morgan’s Cloud for our planned summer cruise, which will, in turn, yield lots more content.

And if you miss your every-fifth-day dose of AAC, don’t forget that there are over 1000 posts and chapters ready for reading. See the topic menu above and the Online Book list, or use the search box (top right of your screen) to find articles on subjects that interest you.

As always, a huge thank you to all you members who make this site possible.

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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.

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  • Paul Rutherford Jun 5, 2017, 11:22 am

    As a recent member I’m sure you deserve and need a break – I have been amazed at the amount and quality of the content at AAC and I therefore have plenty to keep me going in the meantime.

    Look forward to your return and trust the commissioning goes well,


    • Chad Jun 18, 2017, 5:20 pm

      I agree Paul. The content here is so much better than reading from questionably qualified keyboard warriors in the forums. Not that there isn’t good information out there. it just takes longer to cut to the chase.

      Appreciate all the hard work John and Phyllis

  • Kathy Meinen Jun 6, 2017, 4:17 am

    Have a lovely holiday — you both certainly deserve it! Hope the commissioning goes well.


  • Charles L Starke Jun 6, 2017, 9:11 am

    Have a great holiday!
    We hope to meet up sailing this summer!
    Best wishes,
    Charles & Heather
    s/v Dawnpiper

  • rene Jun 6, 2017, 1:51 pm

    John and Phyllis thank you for your hard work and the many hours you put into AAC.
    Even for us to reply takes up a lot of time, but no match for your organizing and scheduling etc. Which brings me to the value we as members receive being part of this forum, which in my opinion is way underpriced, compared to many other events we partake in. In the short term it is maybe do-able, but longterm something will suffer and then we all will be in the same boat, if you know what I mean. It is quite clear you enjoy what you are doing, but we as members should not abuse that privilege.
    Have a great time with you family, you won get a second chance, grandkids grow up way to fast……..and thank you!

  • Phil Jun 6, 2017, 11:20 pm

    Enjoy your days off

  • Marc Dacey Jun 12, 2017, 1:48 pm

    Fair winds and warm evenings, you two.

  • John Jun 19, 2017, 8:22 am

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the kind comments and good wishes for our holiday. We had a great visit from my daughter, son-in-law, and 9 month old granddaughter and Phyllis and I were both glad we had chosen to take a break from AAC so we could focus on family.

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