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The Green Flash

the green flash

The Green Flash Now that summer’s here lots of us will be looking at sunsets – so keep your eyes peeled for the green flash!  This happens when the sun dips below (or rises above) the horizon and a momentary

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Crewing Posts June 2017

crewing posts june 2017

Crewing Posts June 2017 Here are a few of the crewing posts that some of the Lovesail members have posted this month in the crewing section.  If you are interested in any of the posts then just log into your

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On My Way

on my way

We are always pleased to post blogs from our members and today is one such article.  CanadianPirate shares his thoughts on sailing the world. On My Way I was born very far from where I am supposed to be… and

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HMS Victory

hms victory

A Brief History of HMS Victory Designed by Sir Thomas Slade in 1759, the HMS Victory carries more than a hundred guns, and hundreds of years of fascinating history. Best known as the famed flagship of Admiral Horatio Nelson, she

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Crewing Posts for May 2017

crewing posts for may 2017

Crewing Posts for May 2017 Here are just some of the Crewing Posts for May 2017 from the Lovesail members.  If you are interested in any of the posts then just log onto your Lovesail account and view the Crewing

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How to Send a Mayday Distress Call

send a mayday distress call

When and How to Send a Mayday Distress Call A Mayday is an international radio distress signal.  It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by aviators and mariners.  The word Mayday was first coined in 1923 and is a

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Sailing Biscay

sailing biscay

Sailing Biscay Sailing across the Bay of Biscay presents unique challenges for even the most adventurous sailing enthusiast. The explanation lies in the unique geographical location of the bay. It is situated in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, south of the

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Mercator Maps

mercator maps

Mercator Maps Gerardus Mercator was born on the fifth of March, 1512 in Rupelmonde in Belgium. A cartographer, geographer and cosmographer, Mercator was to contribute his own form of projection that would change the face of map mapping.Mercator set out

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More Crewing Posts Spring 2017

more crewing posts spring 2017

More Crewing Posts Spring 2017 Here are a few more of the crewing posts from Lovesail members this spring.  If you are interested in any of them then please log into your account and click on the crewing section link.

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The Jules Verne Trophy

jules verne trophy

The Jules Verne Trophy Named for the author Jules Verne, who, in 1872, sent his protagonist Phileas Fogg off around the world in an attempt to circumnavigate it in 80 days or fewer, the Jules Verne trophy is one that

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