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Grayhound over the ocean
3 weeks 1 day ago
Post by Grayhound Lugger Sailing. Grayhound Lugger Sailing. Atlantic Sunset Half Price Atlantic Voyage on tall ship Grayhound Saturday 26th April from Antigua to Saturday 24th May in Horta, Azores.   Less than £50 a day – that’s 28 days for £1330.   It’s a real pleasure to sail on Grayhound, wri...
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What’s a really bad name for a Ship?
3 weeks 6 days ago
Odd Names for tall ships and wooden boats. There have been about 13,000 recorded names of ships in the British Navy including vessels with the names of flowers such as Daisy, Pansy and Poppy. The US Navy has named some ships after towns in Alaska but at the height of the Cold War removed these names...
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Two Boats One Great Sailing Holiday.
1 month 4 days ago
Two Boats One Great Sailing Holiday. Agnes and Bessie Ellen are sailing together this Easter Week. Whichever you join you will also be able to sail on the other. In the evenings Bessie Ellen and Agnes will raft up together and everyone will eat together on Bessie Ellen. On Agnes you sail with her bu...
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The Rhythms of Ocean Sailing.
1 month 5 days ago
The Rhythms of Ocean Sailing. There is the rhythm of the sea, the rhythm of the ships motion, the rhythm of your watch times, the rhythm of meals, the rhythm of clouds and the rhythm of the day and night. A lot of this experience is the absence of the pressures of life ashore, no phones, no emails,...
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Adam's Atlantic Cod Recipe
1 month 6 days ago
Adam’s Atlantic Cod Recipe This is one of my favourite meals, it is really delicious.You’ll need some Atlantic cod, chilli peppers, fresh oranges, potatoes, mayonnaise, mustard and cress or rocket and some white wine! Don’t drink all the wine before serving as you need some in the amazing sauce. Ful...
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Demand Performance
2 months 23 hours ago
Demand Performance Due to the popular demand of our 24hr taster voyage in May, we have added an extra one! Enjoy two days sailing plus one night on board the last of the trading ketches in one of Cornwall’s remote anchorages famed for smugglers. Try your hand at steering, navigating and hauling on r...
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A Life Less Ordinary
2 months 1 week ago
Article in Classic Boat Magazine - February 2014 We were thrilled to be featured in February issue of Classic Boat Magazine. The story by Nigel Sharp, explains how Classic Sailing came about and how it has grown over the years. A Life Less Ordinary When Adam and Debbie Purser met they had a shared a...
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Grayhound Across the Atlantic
2 months 2 weeks ago
During the 2013 Christmas – New Year 2014 holiday season I sailed across the Atlantic on Grayhound I a truly remarkable voyage. I have written a small fully illustrated article on the voyage which you can read in full here. Grayhound Across the Atlantic
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Debbie's End of Year Blog
4 months 1 day ago
Skippers Look Back at 2013: What Brought You The Greatest Joy This Year ? I stole some of these life coaching questions from Psychologies Magazine but somehow they put it all into perspective amongst all the dross that gets chucked at us. What made you laugh uncontrollably in 2013 ?   Name three mom...
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Around Cape Horn on Three Tall Ships
4 months 1 week ago
The Quests We Set Ourselves – All for a gold earing ? A hugely significant log entry to the three ships crews that have just sailed across the Pacific and around Cape Horn on Europa, Tecla and Oosterschelde, but can any of the rest of us understand why they did it ? The Last Grain Race it is not. Th...
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Best Short Breaks in 2014
4 months 1 week ago
Why Short Breaks Beat Day Sails  "Resist the temptation to buy a day sail." At this time of year you would think we would be pushing day sails as Christmas presents, but all our skippers think a 2 or 3 day voyage is a totally different and superior experience. Read on and find out why. Yes we do sel...
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Eda Frandsen Food - Chloe's Baking Creations and Lobsters
4 months 2 weeks ago
Foodie Team Aboard Eda Frandsen At Classic Sailing we are lucky that many of the vessels we work with cook exceptionally good food, but the team on Eda Frandsen has really pulled out the stops to impress this year. The combination of James and Becky's enthusiasm for catching crabs and lobster with t...
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Agnes Skipper Luke Powell collecting Awards in 2013
4 months 3 weeks ago
Introducing Luke Powell Luke set up Working Sail (The Company) in 1996 to build new wooden working boats.  Our pilot cutter Eve of St Mawes was his first creation. He built this tough little gaff cutter on his own in an open boatyard at Exeter Maritime Museum quayside. It was a speculative build to...
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Whisky Tasting on Eda Frandsen
4 months 3 weeks ago
Eda Frandsen Whisky and the Celtic Connection   Eda had a very successful whisky tasting voyage last year and this photo shows the whisky expert Simon wearing his Cornish Rugby shirt. Simon has a degree in Brewing and distilling and  works in Cornwall’s largest independent brewery,  St Austell Brewe...
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Video interview with Luke Powell builder of Eve of St Mawes and Agnes
5 months 3 weeks ago
Watch and chill - learn all about this acclaimed boat builder and skipper of Agnes. Agnes has gone from strength to strength in her first season with the excellence of the cooking and the charisma of Skipper Luke. For 2014 she is going to all the best places in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Agn...
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Europa in the Lead - Rollercoaster Ride to Auckland
6 months 1 week ago
Rollercoaster Ride in the Tasman Sea – 15/10/2013 It may be one of the most different rollercoasters in the world, but for us crew on Europa, it is one hell of a ride. Sailing along in the Tasman Sea close hauled to beam reaching in 30kt plus winds, sailing at an average of 10kts makes for an intere...
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Eda Frandsen 2014 Programme Launched
7 months 1 week ago
Photo from Eda Frandsen....probably Becky and her new camera.  Stunning shot from on deck in Arisaig.
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Grayhound and Dolphin Video
7 months 3 weeks ago
Fantastic little video of Grayhound in Paimpol and at sea with Dolphins. The mast head sequence leaving Paimpol is fascinating the, singing wonderful and the underwater shots of Dolphins by Grayhound awesome. See Grayhound’s Canary Island and Caribbean Voyages.
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New Boats Are a Hit - What You Think of Them
9 months 1 week ago
Fresh, New and Experienced 2013 is the first charter season for Agnes, Eda Frandsen and Grayhound, but don't be fooled into thinking these independant businesses under Classic Sailing's 'big umbrella' are still learning the holiday charter trade. Each vessel has two owners aboard pursuing their busi...
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Kati Bielig has won a £400 voucher for Bessie Ellen but she needs to contact Classic Sailing
9 months 3 weeks ago
Kati Bielig Please help find Kati Bielig, she has won the 2nd Classic Sailing £400 prize to sail on Bessie Ellen but she needs to contact Classic Sailing urgently.  
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