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HMS Victory

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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

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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

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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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The Kraken

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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 classes 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

historic ketch sailing opportunity

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

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