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the many uses of a sextant

08/02 History

The Many Uses of the Marine Sextant

The Marine Sextant and how it works A brass sextant is a beautiful instrument with knobs, slides, Vernier scales, mirrors, magnifiers, filters, lens and

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HRH Princess Royal meets Johanna Lucretia

30/07 History

Royalty on Johanna Lucretia

Royalty on Johanna Lucretia – HRH The Princess Royal Welcomes Johanna Lucretia to the Fleet. The charity who recently purchased Johanna Lucretia were honored

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launch day Santa Maria manuela 1937

25/01 History

Santa Maria Manuela – History of a deep sea fishing schooner

Santa Maria Manuela  was launched on May 10 1937, in Lisbon, Portugal. The ship was built in the CUF shipyard in 62 days, together

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Bombardment of Algiers 1816 by Chambers from the National Maritime Museum

11/01 History

Have you sailed with Captain Jack Aubrey?

Captain Jack Aubrey Have you sailed with Captain Jack Aubrey? Technically this is not possible as the Captain is a fictional character. The good

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Pegasus at the Pilot Cutter Review

10/12 Bristol channel Pilot Cutters

Directory – Pilot Cutters of Europe

How to Identify Pilot Cutters Classic Sailing has created this European Pilot Cutter Directory becuase we have a strong affinity with pilot cutters. Our

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Maybe being launched in 1929

30/07 History

Gaff Ketch Maybe 1929 – Remarkable History

TS Maybe has a rather famous history, built in 1929 and owned by Jan Jacob Van Rietschoten, father of the flying Dutchman, Cornelis ‘Conny’

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Antifouling the hull of Pilgrim in Brixham.

03/07 History

History and Restoration of Brixham Trawler Pilgrim

The History of Pilgrim The hull of 1895 Pilgrim was badly hogged but at least she was still afloat. The plans to restore her

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13/06 History

Salty Dog talk and other animals

Learn about some of the animals in salty dog speak. When you start sailing there are a lot of strange expressions to get your

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Brixham Harbour in Summer

17/05 History

Brixham and her maritime history

Brixham is a busy fishing town set in the heart of Devon at the southern end of Torbay. Ideally placed to enjoy the very

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Charlestown Harbour

03/05 History

Where to see tall ships, Charlestown, Cornwall

Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall If you wish to visit Charletown Harbour by boat, then it’s worth looking into our Cornish Sailing trips, you can find

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Eve of St Mawes. Classic Sailing Flagship

30/04 Bristol channel Pilot Cutters

Eve of St Mawes – Pilot Cutter

Eve of St Mawes – Pilot Cutter Eve owes her heritage to the pilot cutters of the Isles of Scilly. Rugged and versatile craft

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Tecla crew Scaling summits on Faroes

30/04 Climate Change

Our ethos – Adventure Afloat and Explore Ashore

Adventure Afloat; Explore Ashore We chose our sailing locations more for their wildlife, natural scenery and idyllic anchorages, than facilities ashore. Our skippers will

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Library on Bark Europa

25/02 Cold Climate Sailing

Classic Sailing Book Club – Recommended reading for Antarctic Voyages

Recommended literature for our Antarctic voyages Part of the excitement of a big trip is reading about Antarctcia before you go.  Antarctica, a guide

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