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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, [...]

Colin writes about a cruise that didn't turn out as planned—something all cruisers will face at some point. All you can do then is pick yourself up and keep going. We saved this one from last season to motivate all us northern hemisphere cruisers to get stuff fixed and get out there.

Battle Testing a Jordan-Designed Series Drogue

Some of us write about extreme heavy weather survival at sea based on a few experiences accumulated over decades, combined with not a little guesswork and conjecture. And then there's Trevor. Few offshore sailors have even one-tenth the first-hand survival storm experience that Trevor shares in this article.

Anyone who goes to sea needs to read every word in this chapter with great care and attention.

Bare Feet, Or Not

John sticks his neck out and gets right controversial but it's really all about seamanship...it's always all about seamanship.

Sailing With Sea Monsters

Lovers of Colin's lyrical and entertaining articles have a treat coming: he has written a whole book about his decades of professional sailing and work in basking shark conservation.

Iridium Update

John takes a look at the latest news on Iridium satellite phones and GO!, some real world reports from users, and finishes with some solid purchase and usage recommendations.

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