Boat Cook Book Giveaway

The Boat Cook Book Giveaway

We have a copy of The Boat Cook Book by Fiona Sims to give away this week.  All you have to do is like our Facebook page (our actual page not a post).   We will then pick a winner randomly from the page likes.  You have until October 12th 2018 to like our page.  You don’t have to be a member of Lovesail to participate.

The Boat Cook Book, real food for hungry sailors – For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen, there’s good news: no more bland leftovers aboard. These delicious and easy recipes, all made with minimum fuss and maximum flavour, will allow you to spoil yourself in harbour and keep things simple at sea – not to mention rustle up a mean rum punch. With handy ideas on setting up the galley, a lazy guide to filleting mackerel and tips for hosting the perfect beach barbecue, this is the must-have guide for sailors and seaside-lovers alike.

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Terms and Conditions of the Giveaway

Do you love sailing? is a global dating and social networking site for sailing enthusiasts.  Established since 2004 we help single sailors from around the world to meet up for dates, friendships or sailing events and trips.  Build an online profile, add pictures and then view other members on the database.

Not sure about online dating?  It can be a little daunting if you haven’t tried it before.  We are a friendly site with members from all walks of life.  All profiles are hand-checked before they have access to the site so only genuine sailing enthusiasts can join.  Our software is simple and easy to use and navigate.  We have a responsive platform so no matter what device you are using be it a desktop, tablet or smartphone, you will access the main database.  No restrictive apps to put up with.  Once you have looked around the site, if you feel you would like to communicate with others then just purchase one of our 4 memberships.  You can subscribe for one, month, three months, 6 months or we have a lifetime membership.  The lifetime membership gives you full access to the site for the life of Lovesail.  This gives you time to look for the special someone to share your sailing passion with.

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Valentines Competition

Valentines Competition with Boats and Outboards

In association with Boats and Outboards, we are giving away a lifetime Gold membership in our Valentines Competition.  Are you mad about sailing? Lovesail can help you find your perfect sailing partner. We have a database full of sailing singles all passionate about sailing and looking to meet for sailing dates, friendships and crewing opportunities.  To enter the competition to win the lifetime membership follow the link HERE, fill in your details and you could be one step closer to sailing away with your soul mate.

Established since 1998 Boats and Outboards are the number one website in the UK for boats for sale.  They have thousands of boats to choose from, so if you want to sail away on Swift Explorer or hunker down in a Hallberg Rassey then look no further than Boats and Outboards for your next adventure.

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NB: Competition only open to UK residents.

Book Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Lovesail member swsailor, his name was selected from the list of Facebook likes and is the book giveaway winner.  He wins a signed copy of the Book Rain Later, Good – Painting the Shipping Forecast by Peter Collyer.

Please like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for interesting posts and links to informative nautical articles.

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Lovesail is an on-line dating and social networking site for sailing enthusiasts.  Those with a passion for sailing come on the site to meet for social events, sailing trips and dating.  We are a friendly and fun site with members from all walks of life and with different sailing experiences. Join us today to meet new sailing friends or that special someone that can share your passion for sailing.


A New Year and a New Competition

A New Year’s Competition

So the snow never arrived and with temperatures of 12 degrees C today, I guess that’s it for the chance of snow for another year. It did make for a very lovely walk through the water meadows though with Milo, so I’m not complaining, and what better way to start the year than with a competition.

This months competition to win a years gold membership to the site is very easy. All you need to do is “like” our Facebook page during January and your name will be put into a hat and a winner drawn on 31st January 2012. The winner will be announced on the Lovesail News Blog.   Here for a link to the Facebook page otherwise copy and paste this link into your browser   Good Luck.

Last months winner of the Photo Competition and a year’s gold membership was Caribejohn with his picture of Lucy the dog.  See here to see the winning shot, a very deserved win I’m sure you will agree.

Congratulations also go to Scubad1ver who entered the competition and won the months gold membership.

Any members visiting the London Boat Show this week, I am in and out throughout the week so if you would like to meet up for a yarn/drink then please do send me a message (Lovesail Erica) or email me through the contact form.  It is always exciting to meet the members.

Wishing you all, but more especially my 16-year-old, a happy Winter-een-mas.



Photo Competition Winner

Photo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Caribejohn who has won the Lovesail Photo Competition with this picture of Lucy his dog.  He wins a year’s gold membership to the site.

Please keep checking the blog, twitter or our Facebook page for details of our next competition when we will be giving away another Gold membership.


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Photo Competition

Thank’s to those of you that have sent in your sailing pet pictures for the Lovesail photo competition.  The prize for the best photo is a years gold membership to the site.  Below is the gallery of entrants:



Lovesail Competition

Autumn has definitely arrived in the South of England so time for a competition.

I am looking out of my window over the front garden, the sky is blue and the sun is peeking over the rooftops.  It is time to clear up the leaves that are falling from the Hornbeam.  November has also seen the delivery of a Lovesail dog, Milo a 10-week old Dalmatian puppy.  He has run full pelt into our lives competitionand we are all totally smitten with him.  He has such a wonderful personality.  I’m not sure if he has any sea-legs yet, they do feel the cold apparently so this should be interesting.  I wonder if Musto makes dog coats?!  Maybe I should enter the competition.

I still have some 6-month packages to give away to the sailing club and charities for use as prizes.  Please contact me if you know a worthy cause.

Regular competition spot

I am going to start a regular competition spot (!) and this December I am giving away a years gold subscription to the site.  All you have to do is send in a maximum of 2 photos on the theme of “sailing and pets”.  Email them to the Lovesail site (contact details at the bottom of the home page)  with COMPETITION and your username in the subject bar.  I will post the photos on the blog gallery and then the most popular one will win. Please make sure they are your photos, and that you do not mind them appearing on the blog.  Please send in all photos by 11th December 2011 and the winner will be notified by 31st December 2011.  Membership will start on 1st January 2012 and there is no cash alternative.

Please keep checking the Lovesail blog we have some great guest blogs at the moment.  We will also be posting some from the ARC race which it due to start tomorrow.  Julian Kimberley one of the directors from GN Espace is taking part in the race on-board Casamara a Discovery 55.  He will be providing fresh meals made from fresh ingredients for the six hungry crew, throughout the duration of the crossing.  He wants to highlight that good healthy and nutritious food can be made onboard wherever you are sailing.  He will be writing a blog when he can and sending it via satellite to Lovesail.  We wish him a Bon Voyage and look forward to following his progress and reading about his adventures.

As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries, and feedback about the site is always welcome.  Dog training feedback would be especially useful too!!

Yours with sore ankles

Lovesail Admin

Image: Bolton’s Bench Nr Lyndhurst in the New Forest National Park, UK.   Reproduced here by Charlotte’s kind permission.


Terms and Conditions for Lovesail Competitions and Giveaways.

Terms and Conditions for Competitions and Giveaways

Current Giveaway:  Book by Fiona Sims, The Boat Cook Book

1. The promoter is:

2. Employees of or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via this Lovesail Blog Page.

5. Closing date for entry will be 12th October 2018. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

7. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows: Entrants must like the Lovesail Facebook Page and keep ‘liking’ the page until one week after the closing date.  One winner will be chosen at random from the ‘like’ list and receive one copy of The Boat Cook Book by Fiona Sims.

8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

11. The Winner will be chosen at random by a employee from the ‘likes” received on the Lovesail facebook page.

12. The winner will be notified by facebook message within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize will be sent.

14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

18. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by viewing the Competition Results Page.

19. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

20. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at

Beach Chic Discount for Love Sail Members

Beach Chic

Beach Chic the online shop selling nautical gifts and goodies is offering members of Lovesail, the dating and social networking site for passionate sailors, 15% discount on all products sold in the online shop.

Beach Chics aim is to capture the vision of the blue circle, which is a 360 degree view of the sea and bring it affordably into homes and offices by using their design team to create products that give you that nautical feeling, as well as memories of  nostalgic and romantic times spent at the seaside.  They produce many of the items in-house and are working with many individual talented designers in the UK, most of whom live by the coast and are passionate about producing exclusive products for BeachChic.
So whether its a seascape print, stak jak chair, sailboat lamp or a beach hut money box, BeachChic are offering a 15% discount to all members of Lovesail on any of the products sold in the online shop. Just order your gifts and enter the code at the checkout.  The code can be found on the  “Member Home”  page of Lovesail when you log into your Lovesail account.


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