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.
A fata morgana is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions. These complex superior mirages appear on the horizon. They can be seen either on the sea or land and at different altitudes with some being observed from aeroplanes. These mirages can take all forms, mountains or towns on the sea, to ships that fly in the air.