We are very excited this week to have a guest article on the blog. Sue Williams is a woman sailor and author and has written her memoirs, Ready to Come About, about a North Atlantic circumnavigation on a 37′ yacht with her husband David. Here she describes the events that led up to the trip and some of the mishaps they had along the way. Continue reading
Crewing Posts May 2020 From Lovesail Members
Crewing Posts May 2020 – Members are posting events despite the unknown. Lockdowns around the world do seem to be easing but just bear in mind dates could change. Priorities are always to stay safe and practise good hygiene and the appropriate social distancing rules for your area. Continue reading
The most popular board on the Lovesail Pinterest account is the one entitled Lighthouses Around the World. When I created it I had no idea just how many lighthouse there were in the world (18,600) and how beautiful and unusual some of these could be. So here is a collection of just a few of these wonderful lighthouses. Continue reading
On National Tea Day a bit about the History of Tea
Today (21st April) is National Tea Day in the UK (and also the Queen’s birthday, not a coincidence I feel). I thought the history of tea would make a good read given that no good boat galley would be without a good supply of tea. It’s a fascinating story with tales of drug dealing and industrial espionage… Continue reading
Choosing a Profile Picture
There is plenty of advice out there on the best type of profile picture to have such as don’t post a selfie, wear red, (women) or blue (men). Then there’s don’t wear sunglasses, look into the camera (women) away from the camera (men). Include a pet, don’t include a pet. Do you know what I think? Continue reading
Galley Recipes – Three Easy Bread Recipes
With more time on our hands at the moment and supplies sometimes difficult to get hold of I thought some simple easy bread recipes would be a handy resource to have at your fingertips. Two of the recipes have been recommended by a couple of yacht chef pals. Continue reading
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.
I recently came across the interesting story of the Niagara Scow and decided to find out more and share it with you. The Niagara Scow, Iron Scow or Old Scow refers to a dredging scow that was marooned upstream of the famous Niagara Falls in 1918.
Mayflower Ocean Festival, Plymouth, Devon, UK
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, AWAITING A NEW DATE. 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
The RYA Dinghy Show 2020
The annual RYA dinghy show at Alexandra Palace takes place from Saturday 29th February until Sunday 1st March 2020. Saturday opening hours are 10:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 17:00. Continue reading