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VIDEO: The Last Sailing Ship

February 6th, 2021

Duncan Spencer, award winning author and blue water sailor, weaves the story of “Viking” and the last remaining commercial sailing


Stuff sailors should know

February 25th, 2019

In the heyday of sailing ships, all warships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon


Swearing like a Sailor

February 24th, 2019

Back in the early 1800s, the cask containing a ship’s daily supply of freshwater was called a ‘scuttlebutt’, but we



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