Winter Crewing Posts 2018

Winter Crewing Posts 2018

Here are a few of the winter crewing posts 2018 that have been submitted by the Lovesail members.  To find out more about an individual crewing post just log into your Lovesail account and click on the crewing section.  If you are not a member yet, come and have a look at our friendly sailing community.

 

Wanted: First mate/stew in the Caribbean

Looking to team up with a female sailor that wants to sail in the Caribbean for the next few months.  If you like sailing yachts, bluewater, beaches, or showing people a good time send me a message.

 

Crew wanted for Boat trips from Newhaven

Hi. I have a 30 foot motor cruiser that I keep in Newhaven and I am looking for Crew\Friends to take her out for regular cruises, Fishing trips, Jollies to other surrounding ports etc etc. I am also open to any suggestions.
In the future I am looking to change the Cruiser for a Sail boat.

 

Sailing South – Maine to Bahamas

LeComte Fastnet 45′ yawl well outfitted for offshore sailing. Have 7,500+ miles experience. Looking 1 or 2 crew for passage(s). Likely sail from Maine to Beaufort, NC and then from Beaufort to Bahamas. Must be OK with cat as she is my First Mate.

 

Portugal-Madeira- GC – possible circumnavigation

Looking for crew member for my circumnavigation . Since I am seeking on lovesail.com-preferable female crew. You would like to / love to sail on my beautiful HR 38. But its important to feel good so why don’t try a shorter leg first. Leaving Algarve coast in Portugal about 18 October heading for Madeira. Send me a message and we can chat more about it. Skipper/owner is from Norway.

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Speed Dating in Salisbury

Speed Dating in Salisbury for the New Year

Chris Stanbury, a friend of Lovesail, is running a charity speed dating event in Salisbury in the New Year.  He is offering two FREE tickets to the first man and women that sign up before Monday 12th January.  Just contact him using the details below and quote the code LOVESAIL.

Speed Dating for Grown-Ups

Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it, but why should youngsters have all the fun.

Most people think of 20-30 year olds when you mention speed dating.  Chris thought it was about time the balance was tilted in favour of the more mature person looking for a partner so he’s come up with an interesting idea.  Chris is chairman of the local support group for Hope and Homes for Children.  His brainchild is to hold a speed dating event in Salisbury on January 15th 2015 for 40(ish) to 60(ish) year olds.  Tickets cost £20 and the proceeds are in aid of the Hope and Homes charity.

Being flexible about the age range should encourage more people to attend the event.  In fact, you won’t have to tell anyone your age at all if you’d rather not.  Just come along and give it a go, who knows you could meet a potential friend or partner.

The evening will be a fun event where each person will spend 4 minutes talking with every person of the opposite sex.  There will also be a chance to mingle at the bar before and after the formal sessions.  Ideal for those wishing to meet potential partners or just make new friends whilst at the same time helping a marvelous charity.

If you’d like to attend the event then email Chris at dating@cravenplan.co.uk or call 01747 858016 to register.

You can also join the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/761539357217053/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming or follow us on Twitter@DatingSalisbury 

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This Speed Dating event is not being run by Lovesail.com.  We are friends with Chris and it is being organised as a charity event.  We offered to help spread the word to the Lovesail members to hopefully help raise money for the Hopes and Homes charity.

 

Writing a Profile

writing a profile

Writing a Profile for a Dating Site

What do I know about writing a profile?  Quite a lot!  I own and run Lovesail.com a global on-line dating site for boating enthusiasts.  If your passion is sailing and you are looking for a sailing soul mate then Lovesail can help.

Running a dating site is hard work but fun and enjoyable, and one of the many tasks I undertake is approving new profiles.  As part of the Lovesail screening process when new members join and write their profile, they need to be checked and approved, or not, as the case may be!  As you can imagine I have read a great many profiles over the years, both good and bad.   Here are my 5 top tips for writing a profile for a dating site:

HONESTY

This really is the best policy!  For whatever reason some people feel the need to embellish, exaggerate or just plain lie when writing a profile.  Who will ever know?  Well, think ahead a little and if you do meet your soul mate, then at some point you are going to have to come clean and admit that you can’t dance/sail/cook.  This isn’t a good start for any relationship.  If you lie about things from the start how is your soul mate ever going to trust you?  So be honest, and that includes your age!

POSITIVITY

No-one likes a grump.  When writing a profile try to be as positive as possible.  Modern day life has many challenges, resulting in people leading very busy lives.   One consequence of this is that people have to assess situations and people quickly in order to save time.  So faced with the choice of meeting a possible match who…..loves/enjoys/has a passion for a particular pastime, rather than one who……hates/gets irritated/can’t stand certain annoyances, then I know which one I would choose!

SHORT AND SWEET

When writing a profile try to keep it short and sweet.  You don’t need to run through your whole life story.  Save that for your date – it will give you something to talk about.  Just write a little about why you are on the site, what you are looking for and a bit about your hobbies.  In the case of Lovesail.com the members will indicate why they are on the site (dating, friendship or crew) and what they are looking for.  It may be that they want a serious relationship or perhaps just someone to sail with at weekends on a friendship basis.  They will then outline their sailing experience and some of the places they have sailed to and other hobbies or interests.  The great thing about a niche site like Lovesail is that you already have a common interest.

SPELL CHECK

When you have finished writing a profile then please proof read it and check for spelling mistakes.  Most software will indicate spelling and grammatical errors, so do take the time to check and correct.  If you can’t be bothered to spend a few minutes checking your profile then what other things will you be lazy about?!

PHOTOS

I know this article is about writing a profile, but photos do go hand in hand with writing a profile.  Whether we like it or not profile photos are important.  You are much, much more likely to be viewed if you have a photo on your profile.  When choosing a photo make sure it is clear and we don’t need to turn our laptop/head around to view it.  Don’t post pictures where you are in the distance or in a group – and remember to smile!  This next one is directed at the gentlemen. A selfie of you in your dining room, at night, sitting in your vest is not a good look!  Put some thought into it, think about the lighting and the background.  By far the best photos for Lovesail will be the ones of you out sailing.  If your confidence deserts you at the last minute then at the very least post a photo from your holiday collection, or even your boat!   And finally please make sure it’s a recent photo – not one that you’ve unearthed from 10 years ago.  Nothing annoys the members more than if on meeting a prospective date they look nothing like their profile photo.

I hope this has helped and given you some pointers for writing a profile for a dating site. Oh and one last thing……be proactive, don’t sit back and wait for people to contact you.

Carpe diem.

Erica Joyce owns and runs  Lovesail.com a global dating and social networking site for boating enthusiasts.

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St Valentines Day Offer

St Valentines Day

What better way to celebrate St Valentines Day than with a fabulous membership offer.

Throughout Valentines Day 2012, a  Gold membership to the Lovesail site can be bought for the reduced price of £39.95/$59.92ish (exchange rates may fluctuate).  A Gold membership offers unlimited access to the site for an unlimited time.  All we ask is that you keep you account active by logging on once in every 90 days.

Don’t worry if you have missed this offer, Gold membership can be bought for £44.95/$67.42(ish) and offers great value for money.

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Lovesail – Dating and Social Networking

Lovesail is an on-line dating and social networking site for people that are passionate about sailing. All our members are sailing and boating enthusiasts looking for partners, friends or crew to sail with.  So hop aboard today.

It’s free to join, construct a profile and look around.  When you upgrade to our Gold Membership you have unlimited access to the whole site, no hidden extras to pay, and for as long as you wish provided you keep your account active.

We have members from all walks of life, from novice to experienced sailors and from all around the globe. If you want to learn how to sail, why not join and make friends with like-minded people? If you are planning a trip, use the site to find crew and get in touch with fellow sailors with local knowledge of your chosen ports and destination. And if you’re looking for that special someone to share your journey with, Lovesail could be where you find them.

Join today! It could open up a whole new world.

www.lovesail.com

 

 

 

Photo Competition Winner

Photo Competition Winner

Congratulations to Caribejohn who has won the Lovesail Photo Competition with this picture of Lucy his dog.  He wins a years gold membership to the site.

Please keep checking the blog, twitter or our facebook page for details of our next competition when we will be giving away another Gold membership.

 

photo competition winner