Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
Thanked 124 Times in 112 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Know About Seven Seas Cruising Association?
It occurred to me that newer members here may not be aware of the SSCA. It is a very useful organization for those who are interested in extended cruising. Some of their services are free, like their discussion board - not as busy as here but very knowledgeable people and no politics!.
If you join, you get access to many more of their services including the Bulletin which has exceptionally helpful articles ('letters') from members who are out there cruising. The Bulletin is available in paper or .pdf form. The SSCA also has very friendly 'gams' in different locations over the year. Finally they have online courses of interest to sailors. These sessions are taught by highly knowledgeable people in their fields, like Jimmy Cornell, Lee Chesneau, and Kathy Parsons. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of these, but they are cheaper if you are a member.
You can check it all out at ssca.org
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.