Colin

Off To The Land Of Big Tides

The first of this season's articles that capture the true feel of cruising as only Colin can. Bound for Nova Scotia after a winter's hiatus from sailing, Colin and Lou face gear failures galore. But, undaunted, they fix what they have to and carry on. Complimentary Post

“Eala Bhan” Sails Home, Part III

Colin continues his tale of a fall voyage to Scotland, complete with snug loch anchorages, a gale in confined tidal waters, and a fast canal transit, wrapping up with a summary of the Boréal 55 based on a good real-world test—lots more to learn and enjoy.

“Eala Bhan” Sails Home, Part II

There are few trickier places to sail than the waters surrounding the British Isles and when you throw in fall weather that goes double. Colin puts his decades of experience in the area to work to make it look easy—we can all learn a lot about coastal passagemaking from this article on the maiden voyage of the first Boréal 55.

The Golden Globe Race 2018

The Golden Globe Race 2018 is on and AAC will be there. This post is one of the most exciting we have ever published, with news that will make a real difference to you, the readers of AAC...don't even think about missing this.

The Perfect Forecast?

The near-universal availability of accurate weather forecasts and GRIBs is great, but over-analyzing the data can lead to analysis paralysis and missed opportunities. Colin tells the story of an imperfect forecast that lead to a perfect voyage.

Downwind Sailing, Tips and Tricks

Colin draws on his decades of experience racing and cruising to share some tips and tricks that will make reaching and downwind sailing faster and more comfortable. Chapter FREE to view for three days.

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