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The Ship’s Compass

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The Ship’s Compass Navigation is an important aspect when it comes to finding your way in the sea. The Phoenicians first developed the art of sea navigation around 4000 years ago. The Phoenician sailors accomplished sailing on the sea by

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The Health Benefits of Sailing

health benefits of sailing

The Health Benefits of Sailing Whether you are the captain leading a crew in a race, or just spending an afternoon mooching around a lake in a dinghy, with sailing there is little scope to be a passive observer. Sailing

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Crewing Opportunities February 2018

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Crewing Opportunities February 2018 Here are just some of the crewing opportunities February 2018 from the Lovesail members.  If you are interested in any then just log into your account and visit the crewing group link.  If you are not

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Sailing Cape Horn

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Sailing Cape Horn Cape Horn is on the Isla Hornos and is considered to be the most southern point of South America. This island is located on the southern tip of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The Horn also forms

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The Real Robinson Crusoe

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The Real Robinson Crusoe The 1719 novel by Daniel Defoe that traces the tumultuous voyages and ultimate survival of a man with a lust for the ocean, has sparked many a debate as to who may have inspired the novel’s

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January Crewing Posts 2018

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January Crewing Posts 2018 A run down of the January crewing posts 2018 from the Lovesail members.  For more details visit the crewing section of the Lovesail site. Ionian to Gibraltar I am looking for crew to sail my yacht

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London Boat Show 2018

London Boat Show 2018 The new look London Boat Show 2018 starts tomorrow, Wednesday 10th January and runs for 5 days until Sunday 14th January 2018.  Still over at the ExCel Centre in London’s Royal Victoria Dock the shorter 5 day

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The Law of Salvage

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The Law of Salvage Many of us have heard about the law of salvage which is embedded into maritime law – but what does it mean and what considerations are there for sailors? The law of salvage allows that a

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Liberty Ships

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Liberty Ships Liberty Ships were mass-produced cargo ships built during World War II to give the Allies much needed merchant tonnage (the weight of the cargo of a merchant ship). Of the 2,710 Liberty Ships built during the war years 1941 to 1945,

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Sailing Origami

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Sailing Origami Here are a few ideas for sailing origami to while away your time when you hit the doldrums. Origami Sailboat/Yacht I’ve tried this one, it’s easy and the finished boat looks great. Origami Dolphin I haven’t tried this

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