Crewing Updates June 2020

Crewing Updates June 2020

crewing updates june 2020

Crewing updates June 2020 from the Lovesail members are being added and updates to existing events as the world begins to open up again.  Here are a few of the most recent.  To view all the crewing and sailing events log into your Lovesail account and click on the crewing and sailing events tab along the top menu bar. Continue reading

Sailing Events in July

Sailing Events in July around the globe.

So in the Northern Hemisphere with Summer (!) upon us, there are some great sailing events to catch up with and participate in if you are lucky enough.  Starting with Sailing Events in July in the US.

 

Sailing Events in July in the US

Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, Illinois.  Running from July 13-16 2013, The Mac, as it is known locally, is a sailing race of  333 miles from Chicago Yacht Club to Mackinac Island on Lake Michigan.  3,000 sailors will be competing in the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world.  Although The Mac is primarily an amateur race, it does attract some of the finest sailing talents in the sport.

Larchmont Race Week, Larchmont Yacht Club, Larchmont, New York.  Running from July 13 – 21 2013, Larchmont Race Week has junior and senior sections during the week.

The Youngstown Level Regatta, Youngstown Yacht Club, Youngstown, Ohio.  Running from July 27 until July 28, two days of racing for both seniors and juniors, taking place around Long Island Sound.

 

Sailing Events in July in the UK

West Highland Yachting Week, Oban, West Coast Scotland.  Running from 27 July – 2 August 2013.  With 1,000 plus competitors from around the globe, it has become the biggest sailing event on the West Coast and takes place in Craobh, Oban and Tobermory.  As well as competitive racing there is a varied programme of shore-side activities too.

All Wales Boat Show, Conwy and Deganwy Quay Marinas, Conwy, North Wales.  Starting on Wednesday 24th July and finishing on Sunday 28th July 2013, the All Wales Boat Show is under new management and promises “a highly professional, all-encompassing watersports extravaganza, with activities and entertainment programme that will appeal to all”. The show has several locations along the Conwy River, which are accessible by water taxi or buses.

 

Sailing Events in July Rest of the World

Aegean Rally,  The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club, Faliro Bay, Greece.   Starting on July 19 and finishing on July 29, the race is a regatta, which consists of a series of 3 or 4 individual offshore races.  Starting and finishing at Faliro Bay the yachts sail approximately 300 nautical miles around the beautiful islands of the Aegean.

The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, Port Credit Yacht Club, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  Lake Ontario 300 starts on July 12 2013.  It is an offshore race on Lake Ontario, providing a challenging circumnavigation of the lake.

 

For more sailing events this year see our Sailing Dates article.

 

sailing events in july

 

 

Image courtesy of allwalesboatshow.com

 

Sailing tips for single sailors to ensure a smooth voyage!

A light-hearted look at sailing tips to snag your dream sailor

sailing tips

Sailors are renowned for being free-spirited, exciting and adventurous people – all those qualities that make for a great relationship.  But if you’re a newbie sailor you’ll need a few sailing tips to understand those nautical terms and etiquette, just to make sure it’s pretty much plain sailing.  Let’s be honest you’ll be much happier knowing that port is the left of the boat – rather than the place you wish you’d never left!

One of the first sailing tips for dating a sailor is communication.  If you’re looking to sail off into the clear blue yonder with the potential person of your dreams you need to be able to communicate in a vertical position – as well as a horizontal position!

You don’t need to be expert but at least learn some basic sailing tips and add words like “tacking” and “gybing” to your vocabulary – even better if you know what they mean!   And learn what the boom is – and not just for the sound it makes when it hits your head on its way across the boat!

Sailing tip two.  If you fancy sipping champagne, lounging around on the deck while cruising around the Caribbean, that’s all well and good.  But you have to remember it’s not all idyllic calm in those waters.  If you think all you need is a string bikini, floppy hat, designer sunglasses and Factor 30 – then think again. Those winds can change in an instant – so be prepared with the appropriate waterproof clothing for your trip – and leave the hairdryer at home!

Sailing tips regarding the vagaries of the onboard toilet are a must!  Always important after the copious glasses of champagne or whatever your particular tipple is.  Don’t be embarrassed about asking how it works, especially if it uses a manual pump.  You must know when to wet pump and when to dry pump – it will be far less embarrassing in the long run I can assure you!

And of course one of the final sailing tips for singles is where to meet that wonderful sun-kissed sailor.  You can, of course, go for the local option at your sailing or yacht club.  But for the more adventurous and definitely for more choice, you can log onto Lovesail and meet your dream sailor.  Check out Love on the High Seas.  See….. it does work!

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