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Ships Figureheads

By | November 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm | No comments | News | Tags: ,

Ships Figureheads – A Brief History. Ships figureheads were the ornamental carvings (either a bust or full length figure) that would adorn the prow of sailing ships between the 16th and 19th century. Many early civilisations used a form of

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Autumn Crewing Posts

Autumn Crewing Posts from Lovesail Members Here are a few of the Autumn crewing posts that some of the Lovesail members have posted recently.  If you are interested in any of them then just log into your Lovesail account and

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Rum Rations

By | November 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , , ,

Rum Rations A Rum Ration was a daily amount of rum (tot) issued to sailors serving on Royal Navy ships.  The practice dates back to the 17th century. History of the Rum Ration Sailors in the 17th century were given

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Boat Jumbles 2016

By | November 5, 2015 at 10:23 am | No comments | News | Tags: , , ,

Boat Jumbles 2016 Here is the list for all the Boat Jumbles 2016 around the UK. Unless otherwise stated the jumbles start at 10:00am and run until around 3:00pm. The list will continue to be updated as more dates are



By | October 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , , ,

Scrimshaws and their Origins The definition of a scrimshaw according to the Oxford English Dictionary is: scrimshaw, n. Pronunciation: /ˈskrɪmʃɔː/ Etymology: Of obscure origin; the surname Scrimshaw, if not actually the source, may have influenced the form of the word. Naut.

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Crewing Section Posts

By | October 14, 2015 at 11:28 am | No comments | News | Tags: , ,

Crewing Section Posts Here are some recent crewing section posts from the Lovesail members. Aruba-Panama I’m looking for companion/crew to join me on the next leg of my circumnavigation, from Aruba via Carthagena, Belize to Panama. I will be crossing

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SuperYacht A

SuperYacht A – What else can you buy for £260 million? This week it was revealed that the SuperYacht A is the world’s largest sailing yacht.  Measuring in at 468ft in length and 300ft in height the SuperYacht A is

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Southampton Boat Show 2015

Southampton Boat Show 2015 – Free Attractions This years Southampton Boat Show runs from Friday 11th September until Sunday 20th September 2015 at the Mayflower Park, Southampton. This year I thought I would list some of the free attractions on

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Ching Shih – The Most Feared Pirate in the World

By | August 15, 2015 at 11:05 am | No comments | News | Tags: , ,

Ching Shih – Super Pirate When we think about pirates, plenty of images spring to mind – from walking the plank to barrels of grog, tropical Caribbean island hideaways, and chests overflowing with gold. However, the fascinating history of Chinese

crewing posts from august

Crewing Posts from August

Crewing Posts from August 2015 Some more of the crewing posts from August from Lovesail members.  If you are interested then log into your Lovesail account and click on the crewing link.  If you are not yet a member of