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19/10 Training

Tenacious Sail Plan

Unique British Design Tenacious (and her smaller sister ship Lord Nelson) are the only two of their kind in the world that have been

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Tom Crean on Shackleton's expedition

17/10 Cold Climate Sailing

In the Wake of the Polar Explorers

. In the Wake of the Polar Explorers – Authentic Experience If reading the exploits of Shackleton’s or Captain Scott have lured you to

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Katabatic winds in Antarctica by Peter Holgate

17/10 Cold Climate Sailing

Antarctica – Climate and Wind Conditions

We only Sail around Antarctica in the Summer A view on the climate and weather in Antarctica by Classic Sailing co-founder Debbie Purser Antarctica

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bloody leopard seal

17/10 Cold Climate Sailing

Antarctic Wildlife – What Can I see?

Get Closer to Wildlife on a Tall Ship If you have been captivated by BBC Wildlife programmes like Frozen Planet, be prepared to be

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Working aloft in South Georgia, Antarctica

05/10 No Experience required

Ethos – All our holidays include ‘Hands On’ Sailing

Hands on Sailing On a Classic Sailing voyage you become the crew on brigs, brigantines, barques, schooners, pilot cutters, trading ships, luggers, privateers, sailing

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Debbie and Adam on Bark Europa's Centennial Antarctic Expedition

27/09 History

Founders of Classic Sailing – Adam and Debbie

Debbie and Adam started Classic Sailing in 1996 whilst Eve of St Mawes was being built. We were only able to do this with

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1907 West Country Trading Ketch

27/09 Uncategorised

We love beautiful classic Boats & tall ships

Our Sailing Ships Always Create a Scene For us a real sailing boat or sailing ship is one which makes your heart skip a

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Sun set on Tecla

01/09 Climate Change

Time for a Change? Why Sailing is a Great Way to Spend Your Career Break or Gap Year

. When you’ve been doing the same old thing for a long time it’s beneficial – no, essential – to get a new perspective

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"Working Sail" by Luke Powell

04/08 Book Reviews

Luke Powell’s book on Pilot Cutters “Working Sail” .

Working Sail is a book that has been written by Luke Powell who built Agnes, Eve of St Mawes and six other Pilot Cutters. As

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Weekend Sail and Big Launch of Pellew

01/08 Small boats

Luke’s Latest Creation – Pilot Cutter Pellew

Building Modern Day Pilot Cutters Luke’s company Working Sail are builders of classic wooden sailing vessels recreating and bringing to life traditions and beautiful craftsmanship

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Otters in Scotland are very shy

06/06 Wildlife

Scotland – Wildlife on the Atlantic Edge

Cetaceans – Whales in Scotland The Gulf Stream and its warm waters mixing with the cold waters off the mountains create a unique marine

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Historic Ship Tecla - fishing history

23/02 History

Tecla Built 1915 – Ships History

History as a Sailing Trawler and Cargo Ship Tecla, registration number KW143, was built in 1915 in Vlaardingen, to plunder the rich North Sea

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Humpback whale going down off Iceland by Maria Cerrudo

23/02 Wildlife

Tecla – Best Voyages for Whales

Tecla is in Big Whale Territory If Classic Sailing state that a voyage has good for whale watching then this highlight is carefully vetted.

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