This week, world leaders and their representatives have been attending the 26th meeting of COP (or Conference of Parties). Hosted by the United Nations, this annual conference serves as a forum for 196 countries to discuss the problems, solutions, challenges and successes of the fight against the climate crisis. The Lovesail team have been keeping a close eye on commitments that aim to tackle oceanic problems.
Autumn sailing destinations in Europe and North America
The days are getting shorter and, here in the UK, we’ve said goodbye to our short-lived summer. But don’t fear. There are still plenty of great autumn sailing destinations, so you can squeeze the most out of the sailing year.
Much missed last year, Cowes Week is going to be back for 2021. Starting on Saturday 31st July it runs until Friday 23rd July. Here are some fascinating facts you may not know about this iconic sailing regatta.
Unusual Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world
Many countries celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whilst in the UK we tend to buy cards, flowers and chocolates for our Valentines, other countries have other Valentine’s Day traditions to show their love to their Valentine.
The 16th century paved the way for the East India Company, which would become one of the most notorious organizations in history. It was a hotbed of naval exploration. Our oceans belonged to Portugal and Spain, as they blazed trails through unchartered seas. Such was their dominance they agreed to split the world in half with the Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494.