Meeting up with Steve and Linda Dashew is always both fun and fascinating, with a lot to learn about offshore voyaging in boats of any size, even though their designs are way beyond the reach of most of us. John shares two of those lessons.
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John had a great chat with a deeply experienced (250,000 miles) ocean racing sailor. Here are some insights.
John takes a look at recent disturbing trends that could result in bad outcomes for us voyaging cruisers.
John has finally learned about podcasts and specifically offshore voyaging podcasts. He has now been interviewed not just once, but twice. Complimentary Post
Phyllis expands a bit on our (very slow) transition to part-time voyaging and discusses the upcoming very important month of December. Complimentary Post
After 20 years of full-time live-aboard cruising, John and Phyllis are making the transition to part-time voyaging. Phyllis shares how intense a transition this is. Complimentary Post
There are so many skills required to be a competent seaman. The trick to getting out there cruising is prioritizing the ones that really matter.
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.
A few thoughts and photographs to start the month off: lee shores, pubs, books, and a sobering reminder.
Thinking smart, rather than lazy, can make all the difference when voyaging…and in life.
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!
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 [...]
It’s been a while since we did a this and that post, so here goes. An Accidental Purchase 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 [...]
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 [...]
Writing our High Latitude Voyaging course materials reminded me of four great quotes that really apply to cruising, and then I added one. Also a quick report on our activities at Boreal.