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05/04 History

My First Tall Ship Experience

My First Tall Ship Experience This is the start of my tall ships story and I am happy to say the story is still

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gigs in the scillies

16/03 Educational

Why I love the gig boats. 

I grew up in St Mawes, Classic Sailing’s home base, and learnt to row in the harbour when I was about 7 years old

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23/08 Educational

“Hold on the Peak, up on the Throat!” Let’s explore the Gaff Rig.

When you think of a ‘traditional’ sailing ship, many people will picture something from a Pirates of the Caribbean film. A big, old galleon

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14/02 Climate Change

Travel Around the World in the Footsteps of Charles Darwin

DARWIN200 Around the World Become part of DARWIN200 – a planetary conservation initiative that will empower the next generation’s elite environmental leaders andengage millions

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Sail on Tall Ship with Classic Sailing

25/10 Announcing New Voyages

Sail Scotland 2024

Explore Scotland’s wilderness and wildlife on a traditional sailing adventure! Join a traditional sailing vessel, no sailing experience required. Our skilled skippers will guide

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Wild Boy built by Debbie, Tallulah's skipper.

02/04 Educational

Conserving our maritime heritage

At Classic Sailing we still believe the best way to conserve our maritime heritage and traditional sailing skills is for historic vessels to go

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Pilgrim in Polruan near Fowey

14/01 History

Pilgrims Winter Refit

Annual Maintenance Pilgrim requires many hours of regular maintenance every single year to keep her in good working order. During the winter all safety

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Pieces of Eight

31/08 History

Pieces of Eight

We all know ‘pieces of eight’ from pirate stories but there is much more to it than that. It all started when the Spanish

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Mutiny on the Bounty

04/08 History

Nautical Dripstone

What is a nautical dripstone? The Mutiny on The Bounty by Caroline Alexander contains this passage. Intro – Millward is preparing the Boat the

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Surprise in a storm Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

15/06 History

New Version of Master and Commander

Sequel or Prequel? Film industry gossip sites have recently, June 7th 2021, mentioned a follow up to the film ‘Master and Commander – Far

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Killicks in Canada

10/06 History

Understanding Anchors

The History of the anchor dates back millennia. The most ancient anchors were probably rocks and many rock anchors have been found dating from

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Sailing Holidays to the Isles of Scilly with Classic Sailing

18/05 Climate Change

The Isles of Scilly archipelago

Why sailing in the Isle of Scilly is such a special experience. Geological Overview Wildlife Overview Cultural Overview Sailing Overview Geological Overview A brief

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Tallulah

Autumn blasts under sail, wildlife and waterside pubs

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St Mawes, Cornwall

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St Mawes, Cornwall

tallulah on her winter mooring

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Grayhound

Transatlantic Crossing on Grayhound! - GR201224

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Sail to Sunnier Climes this Winter! - GR031224

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Portimão, Portugal

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