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Monthly Archives: December 2016
This blog fromGreat Circle Sails explores the footage in more detail and gives some extra back story if these scenes have fired up your imagination! Madeira to Lanzarote with The Velvet Lady For those of you who prefer your sailing a little more sedate and escapist,The Velvet Lady's blog is a great spot to launch your sunny sailing daydreams . In their latest post, the crew of The Velvet Lady made great time sailing from Madeira to Lanzarote where she will stay for the winter. If you'd like some shots of sunny skies, gorgeous sunsets and blue seas to kick your next sailing holiday plan-making into action, this is a great blog to follow. Is Sailing the Ultimate Self-Reliant Sport? We lovethis thoughtful post fromGill, written by sailor and journalist Andy Rice. In his blog, Rice shares his thoughts on what makes sailing such a great sport for teaching self-reliance. From the complexity of the tasks that ensure a successful voyage and the logistics of arranging it all in the first place, to the incredibly varied conditions sailors may face out on the water and the preparations required to handle every eventuality, this is a pursuit which trains people to be organised and incredibly self-sufficient. Or so Andy argues! Do you agree? Did you become more self-reliant after taking up sailing? Are you a leisurely cruiser like The Velvet Lady or an adventure-driven sort like the Vendee Globe competitors? Have your say below.