COP26 is being held in Glasgow this year

COP26 Ocean Roundup

All the latest ocean news from COP26

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.

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Shipwrecks are often the inspiration for ghost ship myths

Lesser Known Ghost Ships

Two tales of lesser known Ghost Ships

As we creep closer to Halloween, scary stories have been on our mind. For us nothing quite stokes the imagination like a spooky ghost ship!

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Autumn Sailing

Autumn Sailing Destinations – Our Top Picks

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.

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Cowes Week – Fascinating Facts

Fascinating facts about this famous regatta.

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.

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Valentine’s Day traditions

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.

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Unusual Nautical Terms

Unusual Nautical Terms Onboard a Boat or Ship

Here are some of the more unusual nautical terms used aboard a seafaring vessel.

BaggyWrinkle

A baggywrinkle is a material, often old or scrap rope, that is used to wrap around parts of the rigging or mooring lines to prevent chaffing. 

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Moluccas Islands

The Foundations of the East India Company

Moluccas Islands

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.

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carbon monoxide awareness week

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

CO Awareness Week Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th November 2021

This week sees Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in the UK, but it’s a timely reminder wherever you are of the dangers of carbon monoxide and why you should be aware of it in confined spaces like a boat.

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The Challenger Deep

marina trench
The Deepest Ocean Area – The Challenger Deep

“…we have better maps of the surface of Mars and the moon than we do the bottom of the ocean. We know very, very little about most of the ocean.” Gene Feldman.

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