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.
John answers an interesting question on the relative benefits of installing a watermaker...or not.
A little tip that can make a big positive change to your quality of life when voyaging in cold climates.
In the last two chapters we discovered that the jackline systems most of us use for POB prevention are pretty much useless. Now we are moving on to what to do about that—the good stuff.
Christopher looks at the gear choices he and Molly made when they fitted out their Boreal 47, in light of their just completed 30,000 mile voyage to some of the world's most challenging cruising destinations.
There is so much wrong with commonly-used person overboard prevention systems that I couldn't fit it all in one chapter...here's Part 2.
FREE Introductory Chapter What makes for a perfect anchorage? Well, the east coast of Canada has "perfect" anchorages galore.
Most of us offshore sailors rely on clipping our harness tether to a jackline to stay safe. But, in many cases, we are totally deluding ourselves, because if we do go over the side, something may break and cast us adrift, or we will drown by dragging.
Though we've visited Grand Bank before and we've spent numerous nights tied up in Port-aux-Basques, that doesn't mean we've experienced all these places have to offer!
If you are looking to buy a new or used boat, you need to read this book, because it will save you a lot of heart ache.
Sure, listen to local knowledge, and cruising guides can help choose a destination, but sometimes it's better to go your own way and make up your own mind.
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.
Colin is one of the best sailing travel writers in the business, but he has truly outdone even his own high standard with this lovely tale of tropical islands, drug smugglers, and folk musicians.
An outport in Placentia Bay? Who knew!
No matter how long you have been around boats, there's always something new to learn.