What’s Love Got To Do With It?

what's love got to do with itWe 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

Crewing Posts May 2020 From Lovesail Members

crewing posts may 2020

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

Unusual Lighthouses Around the World

jeddah light

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

The History of Tea

On National Tea Day a bit about the History of Tea

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

Profile Picture Advice

Choosing a Profile Picture

profile picture advice

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

Three Easy Bread Recipes

Galley Recipes – Three Easy Bread Recipes

qucik and easy bread

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

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

mayflower ocean festival week

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