Some of the Best Sailing Books to Read

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.

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Mayflower Ocean Festival Week

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Mayflower Ocean Festival, Plymouth, Devon, UK

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

Single on Valentine’s Day?

Ideas for a solo Valentine’s Day

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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

Lonely Rock Race

Lonely Rock Race – 16th August 2020

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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

Sailing Charities in the UK

A list of smaller sailing charities in the UK

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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

Crewing Opportunities January 2020

Isla del ReyCrewing Opportunities January 2020.  Here are some of the crewing opportunities that have been posted on the site from the Lovesail members.  If you would like to find out more about a particular post just log into your Lovesail account and click on the Crewing Section tab.  If you haven’t heard of Lovesail then come and take a look.  We are a friendly sailing community of single sailing friends meeting up for sailing dates and events. Continue reading