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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  • Svein-Erik Lamark Dec 25, 2019, 4:27 pm

    Merry Christmas and happy new year to Phyllis and John and also AAC!
    I plan to go sailing to morrow in the Arctic, some ice and cold, but very nice when the boat is good and ready at sea.

    • Douwe Gorter Dec 28, 2019, 12:41 pm

      Hi Svein-Erik, how are you today? Have a nice trip, on Polarulv? We sold “STAYER”, will continue on “Express Crusader” once ready with restoration. Happy New Year! Warm regards, Douwe.

  • Marc Dacey Dec 25, 2019, 7:44 pm

    Same to you two and a smooth sail in 2020.

  • Robert Newman Dec 26, 2019, 7:18 am

    And to you. And best wishes for ’20.

  • Ralph Rogers Dec 26, 2019, 12:20 pm

    Happy holidays

  • Paulo Reisdorfer Dec 27, 2019, 11:44 am

    All the best to you, Phyllis and all your loved ones! May 2020 and the next decade bring you nothing but fair winds! Thank you for all the knowledge and education you have provided us with! Paulo.

  • Douwe Gorter Dec 28, 2019, 12:42 pm

    Happy holidays and a fortunate 2020 to both of you!

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