With more time on our hands at the moment and supplies sometimes difficult to get hold of I thought some simple easy bread recipes would be a handy resource to have at your fingertips. Two of the recipes have been recommended by a couple of yacht chef pals. Continue reading →
Top 3 Best Sailing Books to Read whilst in Isolation.
Unlike me, some of you will find you have extra time on your hands whilst working from home or your boat. Below are a few recommendations for the best sailing books that, in my opinion, you should give some shelf space to.
I recently came across the interesting story of the Niagara Scow and decided to find out more and share it with you. The Niagara Scow, Iron Scow or Old Scow refers to a dredging scow that was marooned upstream of the famous Niagara Falls in 1918.
Plymouth is holding the Mayflower Ocean Festival Week from Monday 4th until Sunday 10th May 2020. The festival is part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations which commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to the New World. Continue reading →
The annual RYA dinghy show at Alexandra Palace takes place from Saturday 29th February until Sunday 1st March 2020. Saturday opening hours are 10:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 17:00. Continue reading →
We have experienced two storms in two weeks in the UK this February, which have turned my thoughts to the story of the Perfect Storm. I’ve never read the book of the same name by Sebastian Junger not seen the 2000 film with George Clooney and Mark Walberg but I had an idea of the plot. Continue reading →
Crew Wanted February 2020. Here is a roundup of some of the crewing posts on Lovesail this month where members are looking for crew. For more information just visit the Lovesail crewing section. If you are not a member of Lovesail take a look at our friendly sailing community. Continue reading →
Love it or loathe it Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us again. It may just pass by without you giving it a second thought or it may hang around and remind you that another year has passed by without finding your soulmate. Continue reading →
The Royal Western Yacht Club of England based in Plymouth in association with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Ryde on the Isle of Wight has announced a new race for the offshore racing calendar. This new biennial race, the Lonely Rock Race, will run on alternate years to the RORC Fastnet Race and is in no way meant to compete with the Fastnet Race. Continue reading →
With the New Year comes thoughts of resolutions and goals. One of mine is to try some voluntary work this year. Whilst I’m not an expert sailor I’m sure I can offer some skills and if nothing else I can make a mean cup of char. Whilst looking for a suitable charity to approach I realised just how many sailing charities there are in the UK. A quick search of google brings back 17.5 million results for sailing charities UK alone. Many are small operations without famous figures heads or huge marketing budgets, so I thought it would be a lovely idea to raise awareness for some of the smaller operations out there that may not be on your radar. Continue reading →