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Posts from the ‘Sailing’ Category

19
Jan
Offshore Sailing Holiday Anyone?

Offshore Sailing Holiday Anyone?

What’s it like sailing offshore on a schooner when the wind blows a bit?
Watch the video and see.

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7
Feb
The Little Schooner And The Magic Fjord

The Little Schooner And The Magic Fjord

The Little Schooner And The Magic Fjord, a children’s story with a free printable download. This story was originally written as a gift for a young person when we were struggling to think of something to bring back on our return from our sailing holidays in Norway.

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24
Aug
International 2.4metre World Championships Norway 2011

International 2.4metre World Championships Norway 2011

Last weekend in Alesund was the World Championships for the International 2.4m class. Yes, we have got that right it is 2.4m and not 24m. You have to see them to believe how small they are but as one Norwegian competitor Bjorn from Karmoey confidently stated ‘great guys don’t need big toys’.

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14
Apr
Tall Ships Hartlepool By Photographer Richard Sibley (Guest Blog)

Tall Ships Hartlepool By Photographer Richard Sibley (Guest Blog)

Richard Sibley from the Tall Ships Gallery writes on the SchoonerSail Blog about the excitement of photographing the Tall Ships Race from Hartlepool.

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25
Feb
Working Traditional Sail By Michael Emmett And Kevin Murphy (Guest Blog)

Working Traditional Sail By Michael Emmett And Kevin Murphy (Guest Blog)

Not so long ago there were no railways or HGV’s and nearly all goods were transported by sea, in sailing boats without engines. Fishing was the same. Michael Emmett and Kevin Murphy give us the insiders view of how it was done and take you on a journey as one of the crew in their book “WORKING TRADITIONAL SAIL”.

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30
Jan
A Sailing Voyage To The North Of Norway  (Guest Blog)

A Sailing Voyage To The North Of Norway (Guest Blog)

A Voyage to Norway by Mike and Liz Taylor-Jones
The seeds of this voyage were sown in 1961 when Mike, in his ‘gap year’, sailed to Greenland with the mountaineer and explorer H W Tilman (as detailed in Tilman’s book Mischief In Greenland). Greenland’s magnificent ice cap, mountains, glaciers and fjords left an indelible impression on Mike, who always dreamed of making another similar voyage.

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