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Tips on Cheaper Flights to the Falklands
6 days 18 hours ago
Falklands as a Stepping Stone to South Georgia Sailing from the Falklands to the Antarctic breeding ground of South Georgia is one of the most fantastic square rigger routes in the world. If you have been watching Blue Planet and have seen the snow covered mountains, millions of penguins, battling e...
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Picton Castle World Voyage - Stunsails
Comparing Three Very Different Barques
2 months 5 days ago
Photo above: Debbie sailed Picton Castle in Canada this August 2017   THE LONG READ: Comparing Three Sail Training Barques   “Hands on Sailing” “Learn to sail a square rigger” “Challenging adventure at sea” “Adrenalin buzz aloft” “No experience needed” All these phrases are frequently used to descri...
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2 months 6 days ago
Posted 26-09-17 NEW JOB VACANCY WITH CLASSIC SAILING   Do you have the potential to be a ‘Tall Ships & Traditional Sailing Expert’ with Classic Sailing?   Job Role:  Traditional Sailing Marketing Consultant Classic Sailing are looking for a permanent 5th member of our office team in Cornwall to...
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Are there Stronger Spring Tides at the Equinox?
2 months 2 weeks ago
I was asked do you get a stronger spring tides at an equinox? No Tides are related to alignment and distances apart of the earth, sun and moon. The equinox has no bearing on these aspects. But Why are some spring tides stronger than others? The moon is not always the same distance from the earth as...
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New Antarctica Dates for Nov 2018 and Spring 2019
3 months 21 hours ago
Antarctica Update for 2018/2019 season.  The dates for the new Antarctica season with Bark Europa have just been announced. 39 day Expedition - Montevideo - South Georgia - Weddell Sea - Antarctica - Drakes Passage - Ushuaia 14th November 2018 (Montevideo) - 22nd December 2018 (Ushuaia) Sail downwin...
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Oosterschelde has won the Rendez-Vous 2017
3 months 3 weeks ago
100 year old Oosterschelde has won the trans-Atlatnic race from Halifax to Le Havre! We are all very proud to announce that Oosterschelde has finished first in her race across the Atlantic from Halifax to Le Havre. After 21 days and 2200 nautical miles (4000km) the ship left all her competitors behi...
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Irene Wheel
Sailing with West Country Trading Ketch, Irene out of Falmouth
4 months 2 days ago
Sailing with the West Country Trading Ketch Irene Although I have previously heard wonderful things about Irene I had never actually stepped foot onboard before, yesterday I was lucky enough to join her for a day sail out of Falmouth and I am very pleased to say that I was more than impressed with t...
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Tecla in Greenland
Tecla has arrived in Greenland!
4 months 2 days ago
Tecla has arrived in Greenland! "The 29th we wake up at anchor in Hornvik, the most NW point of the Hornstrandir. Yesterday was a perfect opportunity for a hike along the famous bird cliffs. Beautiful view across the Greenland Strait teeming with bird life. In the explosion of flowers hide the arcti...
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Maybe during her launch in 1929 History
Historic News Article on Gaff Ketch Maybe from Yachting World and Motor Boating Journal May 12th 1933
4 months 2 weeks ago
Maybe has a rather famous history, take a look at this news article here to read an original article from May 12th 1933 speaking about her recent launch and the structure of the ship.  A History of Gaff Ketch Maybe Gaff Ketch Maybe has lived through it all. In 1929 she was launched and since then s...
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Eda Frandsen
Highlights from Eda Frandsen and her magnificent Crew
4 months 3 weeks ago
1. Outer Hebrides and St Kilda  Each season Eda Frandsen offers a couple of nine day trips exploring the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda, the rewards of joining a trip of this length are too many to mention. Have a read of the summary from the most recent trip to get a taste of the voyage: "356 miles la...
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New Last Minute Short Tasters and Day Sails Added for this Summer in Cornwall!
4 months 3 weeks ago
New Day Sails and Short Tasters out of Falmouth, Cornwall have been added for this August! Due to a last minute change of schedule, Irene will be offering short tasters and day sails out of Falmouth, Cornwall this August! If you find yourselves in the area and would like to see Cornwall from the wat...
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Tecla in Iceland
Tecla's Adventure in Iceland
5 months 1 day ago
Tecla – Icelandic Adventure. New Ship - New Country I‘d never been sailing in Iceland or on Tecla so this was a double first for me. What I like about remote places is that the people you meet are welcoming and pleased to see you. They seem to be secure in their communities and proud of where they l...
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29/06/17 Highlight Drone Footage from the Rendezvous Sail Boston Event
5 months 2 weeks ago
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Oostershelde's Winning Crew Celebrating Victory for Race 3 of the Tall Ships Race from Bermuda to Boston
5 months 3 weeks ago
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Latest Stories from the Sea- Grayhound has been a very busy girl, since the start of the season, her cargo trips have been extremely popular and trading under sail is getting the recognition it deserves!
5 months 4 weeks ago
Grayhound Grayhound has been a very busy girl, since the start of the season, her cargo trips have been extremely popular and trading under sail is getting the recognition it deserves!  So far, she has sailed over from Brittany with a ship laden with 8 tonnes cargo. The crew have offloaded wine on t...
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El Nino - Last Chance - Private Charter - New for 2018
6 months 1 week ago
*/ El Nino Picton Castle Revised Schedule The observant of you will notice that the voyage dates, leg lengths and prices have changed since the Circumnavigation was first announced. The change is because of the forecast change to global weather patterns, to take account of the expected El Nino co...
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Summer Sizzlers 2017 and 2018
6 months 4 weeks ago
*/ Save £400 Now Only £495! Passage Making from Cornwall to Scotland Join an epic voyage on board historic Brixham Sailing Trawler Leader as she embarks on her West Coast Adventure. This is a perfect trip for those who enjoy extended time at sea, who may want to build up their sea miles, or just...
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Win a Voyage in Iceland
7 months 2 weeks ago
Iceland Competition has been Won The winner Marilyn Heffernan will be off to join Tecla in Iceland in June. The prize is worth €1260 for anyone over 25 or €1070 if you are aged 18 to 25.   You can only enter on our Facebook Page   Iceland is the destination for 2017. The winner will sail on tall shi...
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Grayhound Extraordinary Testimonial.
7 months 2 weeks ago
Grayhound, enjoy. Dear Marcus and Freya, my passage with you was inspiring, thought provoking, and just basically wonderful. You have created a great ship and a great business, and I know enough of boats and of people to be very respectful of what you have achieved. It was a pleasure to sail alongsi...
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Picton Castle World Voyage - A Perspective on Prices
7 months 2 weeks ago
The Pricing of an Adventure Since we officially announced the 7th Round The World Voyage on Picton Castle, a lot of people, including every member of staff in the Classic Sailing Office, have said they would be off over the blue horizon on the ship in October if they could afford it....but there in...
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