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the kreken

The Kraken

The Kraken It’s been around for hundreds of years, features in myths, legends and stories, has allegedly sunk hundreds of ships, killed thousands of sailors and has become something of a movie star. So what exactly is the Kraken? The

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Photography Evening Class in Salisbury

Photography Evening Class in Salisbury Learn more about your camera and how to take better photos with a ten week evening class course in Salisbury. The course runs from Wednesday 15th March 2017 (7.30pm) and is being held in Salisbury

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Historic Ketch Crewing Opportunity

By | March 7, 2017 at 11:20 am | No comments | News | Tags: , , ,

Historic Ketch Crewing Opportunity – SV Irene The team at S.V. Irene*, a historic ketch, have contacted Lovesail with a great opportunity to pass onto our members. Irene is looking to find 2 deckhands for a free working passage this

crewing opportunities spring 2017

Crewing Opportunities Spring 2017

Crewing Opportunities Spring 2017 The latest crewing opportunities Spring 2017 from Lovesail members.  If any pique your interest then log into your account and visit the crewing section.  If you are not a member of Lovesail then why not check

biofouling

Biofouling

By | February 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , , , ,

Hull Bio-Fouling and Its Treatment What is Bio-Fouling? Vessel hulls need protection against the attachment of marine organisms such as barnacles and algae. The presence of these unwanted passengers is known as bio-fouling. Bio-fouling negatively affects the hydrodynamics of the

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Anchor Types

Anchor Types All yachts should carry at least 2 anchors in order to connect the vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the yacht from drifting in wind or current. This article aims to give a

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Indigo Blue Sailing with Chance Discovery

Indigo Blue Sailing with Chance Discovery – Sailing with a Difference Cruise the Adriatic and Ionian seas in Montenegro, Croatia and Greece on our Luxury ocean-going Discovery 55 with a Yacht Master qualified skipper on Board. Depart from our base

boat jumble dates 2017

Boat Jumble Dates 2017

Boat Jumble Dates 2017 Here are the Boat Jumble Dates 2017 for the UK.  If you want to add your boat jumble to this list then just drop us a line at admin@lovesail.com with the date and location and we

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Vendee Globe 2016-2017

By | January 10, 2017 at 10:43 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , , , , ,

Vendee Globe 2016-2017 The Vendee Globe sailing race is ongoing at the time of writing.  Those that are ‘in the know’ have been glued to the internet.  The current race is fast, very exciting and in its closing stages.  It

ensign etiquette

Ensign Etiquette

Ensign Etiquette UK Ensign etiquette derives from UK flag etiquette.  It is a combination of law or ‘what you must do’ and maritime tradition i.e. expectations of behaviour within the sea-faring community.  On a vessel the most senior position for