Dirty Coast Sailboat Meetup

We we’re just at the Dirty Coast Sailboat meetup where we moved a lot of zines, sailed a lot of boats, and met a lot of amazing people. Thanks everyone for being there, and if you’d like to contribute to the project, which we very much encourage you to do, please email us at alwaysagainstthecurrent@gmail.com or the address in one of the zines you picked up.

Check back in, we’re hoping to have more soon. Don’t forget your old shipmate.


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New Submission

We’ve been lucky enough to receive a new submission to our releases section! A story about buying a boat for cheap and figuring out how it works while voyaging south, My First Rodeo by Darton Devin is the classic crash-course adventure story about sailing. Complete with pictures of the voyage, you can download it from the link above or under the releases tab of the page.

Keep ’em coming! Hopefully we’ll have more for you soon.

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new horizons

So this site has been pretty defunct for a bit and we’re kinda trying to figure out what we want to do with it.

We’ll probably gut it down to a single page, where you can get sailing related zines, no blog, not much action, we’ll see

Part of the reason is we’re just doing other stuff. Me and steve are both sailing in the pacific, just got to hawaii yesterday. If you’re interested in following us, I started a blog about our trips and the boat, and you can find it here.

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We’ll be at the NC Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair!

On Saturday November 23rd we’ll have a table at the Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair in North Carolina along with many other exciting distros and publishers. We’ll have a few new things, and the goodies we always table with. For more info, visit:


If you’re in the area, stop by!

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Tour Wrap-up, New Releases!

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who helped with the tour through attending the events, giving submissions to the distro, booking, housing, and the like. It was a great time and we moved a large amount of material! For those who weren’t able to attend, we read from zines, talked about the distro, and had discussions about aligning radical lifestyles and sailing. Although nothing is set in stone, there’s a good chance another will happen in the near future.

We’re just tickled to share our new material with you. We’ve been distroing our recently-completeled compilation zine, “Currents Against Us,” and are happy to have it up for download. It focuses more on analysis and less on storytelling, examining some of the nuances for folks who have spent some time on the water. A “by sailors for sailors,” if you will. It features a few different articles including a discussion on crew dynamics, a retrospective of operating a boat collectively, an interview, and two other articles. Through this compilation we’re hoping to generate subculture and discussions around radicals taking to the sea and figuring out what that can look like.

For the tour we read from two new stories: “Hopeless, Restless” and “Yachting and its Discontents.” These are available for reading/download on the releases section along with descriptions. As always all material is free to download. If you’d like a physical copy please send us an email. All zines are between $1 and $3USD, plus shipping.

We really want feedback about the material we’re putting out, especially the Currents Against Us zine. If you want to share your thoughts please drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you! We’re eternally open to more submissions if you have something to share.

Keep checking for updates!

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