Rants/Musings

Happy Anniversary To Us

Phyllis expands a bit on our (very slow) transition to part-time voyaging and discusses the upcoming very important month of December. Complimentary Post

This and That, July

Celebrating the middle of the sailing season (in the North) with post on a cool meeting with great potential for AAC, a great video, and some other fun stuff too.

What Is Adventure?

I recently came across a video that asks adventurers how they define "adventure", which made me think about how I define it. This is important—we call our business Attainable Adventure Cruising!

Featured Comments, January

The quality of  the comments we get here at AAC never ceases to amaze me. And, perhaps even more importantly, I'm constantly learning from, and being inspired by, the dialogue. A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with my son-in-law Ryan about this and he pointed out that we needed to do more to [...]

This and That, December

It's been a while since we did a this and that post, so here goes. The photo above is the shop window at Arthur Beale, a chandlery (yacht shop) in London. Earlier this year our friend Alasdair Flint, who we originally met on a dark and foggy night when we talked him into a tight anchorage (using [...]

Where Do We Go From Here?

I rarely attend major boat shows these days, and sincerely don’t regret it. In the past I spent many a day on stands for whoever it was that I was working for, or supporting, at that time, generally in the foul aired mausoleum that housed the late, lamented (?) London Boat Show at Earl’s Court. Not [...]

We Are Not “Captains”

This post is going to get me in all kinds of hot water, but I just can't stand it any more. I tried to ignore it, I really did, but it's no good, I have to say something. What's making me crazy is the current fashion for recreational mariners, particularly on VHF radio, to call each other [...]

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