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08/07/14
Three Masted Lugger Grayhound Comes Home
2 weeks 1 day ago
Three Masted Lugger Grayhound Comes Home We catch up with the last 20 000 miles of this adventurous charter vessel run by Marcus, Freya, and their three year old son Malachi, as they return to Cornwall this week after nearly a year away. There will be a certain amount of 're-grouping' and catching u...
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04/07/14
Introductory Welcome Offer on Tecla
2 weeks 6 days ago
Welcome to Tecla. We are very happy that Tecla has joined our fleet of tall ships. She is an amazing vessels having sailed around the world 2013 to 2014. We are full of admiration for her achievement which includes crossing the Pacific and sailing around Cape Horn. She is small but rugged and has an...
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11/06/14
Eda Frandsen Announce Their 2015 Sailing Programme
1 month 1 week ago
The Boat that is Always Full - Understanding the magic of Eda Frandsen in Scotland Way up North in her summer base of Mallaig, Eda Frandsen guest crews are having an awesome time.  This is the second season for this powerful 56ft gaff cutter under new ownership and the bookings speak for themselves....
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29/05/14
£315 Price reduction for epic voyage - Stornoway to Oban, possibly via St Kilda
1 month 3 weeks ago
FREE FERRY TICKETS Crew joining Bessie Ellen voyages starting in Barra or Stornoway in the Summer of 2014, will receive a full refund of your CALMAC ferry ticket for foot passengers on production of your receipt on board Bessie Ellen. The tickets start from about £15.00 Summer Expedition to the Out...
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19/05/14
New Skipper for Provident: Lara Caine
2 months 5 days ago
Lara Caine is Provident's NEW Skipper Congratulations to Lara Caine and her new command. Former Eve of St Mawes skipper Lara has officially been announced Provident's new skipper in 2014. We think she is only the second full time female skipper of this powerful Brixham Trawler. There is a fine tradi...
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29/04/14
Eda Frandsen in Scotland
2 months 3 weeks ago
I have just fallen in love all over again after returning from a fantastic sailing adventure on the Eda Frandsen, from Falmouth to Mallaig, totalling 550 miles, over 9 days. The voyage is really one of two parts – The Irish Sea and the West Coast of Scotland. Throughout, wildlife and scenery were i...
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31/03/14
Grayhound over the ocean
3 months 3 weeks 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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26/03/14
What’s a really bad name for a Ship?
3 months 4 weeks 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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19/03/14
Two Boats One Great Sailing Holiday.
4 months 6 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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18/03/14
The Rhythms of Ocean Sailing.
4 months 1 week 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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17/03/14
Adam's Atlantic Cod Recipe
4 months 1 week 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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21/02/14
Demand Performance
5 months 3 days 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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08/02/14
A Life Less Ordinary
5 months 2 weeks 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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07/02/14
Grayhound Across the Atlantic
5 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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23/12/13
Debbie's End of Year Blog
7 months 3 days 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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17/12/13
Around Cape Horn on Three Tall Ships
7 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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12/12/13
Best Short Breaks in 2014
7 months 2 weeks ago
Why Short Breaks Beat Day Sails  "Resist the temptation to buy a day sail." Yes we do sell some great day sails and they vary from a day out on pilot cutter Agnes with a maximum of 10 guest crew upto a tall ship day sail with upto 40 people on board.  If a day sail is a gift your family or friends w...
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04/12/13
Eda Frandsen Food - Chloe's Baking Creations and Lobsters
7 months 3 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. James's enthusiasm for catching crabs and lobster with the ships own creels (pots) co...
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28/11/13
Agnes Skipper Luke Powell collecting Awards in 2013
7 months 4 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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28/11/13
Whisky Tasting on Eda Frandsen
7 months 4 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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