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Seven Sailor Superstitions

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an important part of maritime history, which was nautical tattoos! Over the years we have discussed the different superstitions that sailors used to have. Some of them are quite interesting, so therefore I wanted to include a few of them here: 1. No whistling on board~ Mariners have long held the belief…

Nautical terms

There is a lot to learn when being at sea. Everything from how to enter a hammock, to how to eat while the ship is heeling in high seas, and last but not least: Nautical terms. In this post I want to list a few nautical terms that is used regularly during sail training. This might be useful if you…

Swashbuckling Sea Shanties and Songs

Today I wanted to write a little bit about music and what role it plays on board a sailing vessel, in spite of touching this topic a little bit earlier, where I wrote a blog post containing some proper sailing inspiration! As previously mentioned, a shanty is a type of work song that was (and still is) sung to accompany…

7 tips for a healthy sailing voyage

Sail training is all about having fun while learning more about the different aspects of life at sea. In spite of  all the postive things that come along with sailing, it still is challenging to live on board a sailing vessel sometimes. Since I started sailing nine years ago, I have struggled with sea sickness occasionally, and there are times…

Five benefits of Sail Training

I know that I have been writing about this topic on Instagram earlier, and that I have mentioned it here on the blog as well, but I figured I would make it into its own blog post since sail training can provide several positive effects and experiences that you might have the use for later in life. I have learned…

Nautical tattoos and their meaning

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been very fascinated with tattoos. It is a specific type of body art, and they have existed for thousands of years. I myself have five tattoos, and I hope to get a nautical one during 2020 or in 2021, the latter one being my 10th year sailing in the TSR. Anyways,…

Tall Ships or Small Ships?

Say hello to Anousch! She’s been sailing for a good 10 years, and today she is going to share her experience with the different types of ships that you can sail with in the Tall Ships Races! If you know you want to join, but have not yet decided on a tall ship, or a small ship, this post is…