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  • High Latitude Sailing

    • Polar Ocean Challenge - A Polar Challenge to sail in the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole from the UK. Sailing through the infamous North East Passage and the North West Passage in one Arctic Summer.
    • Explore North - Explore North will take you into one of the most beautiful areas in the world. We will let you climb to the summit of mountains that starts right at the beach and ski or walk down again. Or we can take you sailing in the Lofoten archipelago where the midnight sun never sets. We do skippered expeditions and if you need expert guiding in the mountain, we have a number of the best mountain guides in Norway to choose from .
    • Morgans Cloud - A mine of information for anyone voyaging into the high latitudes
    • Rubicon - Sail and explore some of the world’s most spectacular places in the yacht Hummingbird, a 60 ft ex Clipper Race yacht. The boat is of course fully equipped but the crew are keen to use their trusty sextant whenever possible. A great place to learn to navigate while having fun sailing somewhere interesting!
    • Aurora Artika - Explore the North Atlantic with Aurora-Arktika. Their 60ft expedition sailboat Aurora serves as a ‘mothership’ or ‘mobile backcountry hut’ whilst seeking fantastic adventures in the Arctic. Their experience and local knowledge guarantees you safe, fun-filled tours and expeditions in Iceland, Greenland and Jan Mayen. Why not consider a skiing holiday in Iceland with the yacht as your mountain hut!
    • The Arctic Club - The Arctic Club was founded in 1932 by Sir James Wordie, famous for his journeys to Antarctica (he was with Shackleton on the Endurance), Svalbard, East Greenland and Baffin Island. The members are Arctic enthusiasts from the fields of Science, Exploration and Adventure, mainly from the UK, though with an increasing number from overseas. Many members of the Club lead or participate in expeditions to the Arctic each year. Members of the Club are always willing to offer advice and information about Arctic regions, particularly to young people who are planning expeditions.
    • Boreal Expedition - @arcticboreal The Yacht Boreal is heading north to Svalbard this year. You can follow their adventure on their website, or via Facebook or Twitter. They are raising money for the RNLI and Fair Share at the same time. Good luck to them from everyone at Arthur Beales
    • Yacht Hal - Their aim is to sail Hal across the North Sea to Norway, up the west coast of Norway to Tromso and from Tromso across the Arctic Ocean to Svalbard. They plan to sail around the West Coast of Svalbard, where they expect most of the ice to be clear in July. If time and weather permit, they aim to sail as far as 80 degrees north, 600 miles from the North Pole and the most northerly latitude travelled by an Imperial College student. Their trip will start in March and over the course of three months, they aim to sail from England to Tromso via the Lofoten Islands. In early July they will leave Tromso for a four-week expedition aboard Hal to Svalbard, returning to Tromso in time for Fran to start her job in August and Gareth to return to work. Good luck to them from everyone at Arthur Beales
  • London Yacht Clubs

    • Greenwich Yacht Club - Located halfway between the Millennium Dome and the Thames Barrier GYC is now over 100 years old, founded by a handful of Thames sailors in 1908, and boasts around 400 members.
    • Little Ship Club - The Little Ship Club is situated just a few miles from Arthur Beale's besides the Thames in the heart of the City of London. The Club welcomes sailors and power boaters as new members whether experienced or not. Aspiring sailors can find crewing opportunities and join RYA training courses. All members can join the Club's rallies and attend its events and lecture programmes. The Little Ship Club is an excellent place to meet like-minded people over a drink or meal in pleasant surroundings.
  • Wooden Boatbuilders, Associations and Designers

    • Harry King & Sons - Harry King & Sons have a long and rich history of boatbuilding craftsmanship. As well as running the boatyard they also look after the yacht moorings in the beautiful Suffolk village of Pin Mill
    • Ryan Kearley Boat Builders - Sussex based custom build, restoration and repair of traditional river and coastal craft
    • Johnson & Loftus - Johnson & Loftus build all manner of wooden boats here on Scotland's wild and beautiful West coast.
    • Will Stirling - Traditional Yacht Building and Wooden Boat Repair, Stirling and Son operate a traditional boatyard from the historic No.1 Covered Slipway in Plymouth, Devon, UK.
    • Canoe Yawl - The home of the canoe yawl association.
    • Albert Strange - Celebrating the Yacht Designer, Artist, Sailor and Writer 1855-1917. This was the subject of one of Arthur Beale’s fascinating evening talks delivered by Dick Wynne.
    • Vertue Yachts - A new website for information about the wonderful Jack Laurent Giles designed Vertue Class yacht.
  • General Nautical Links

    • In the Boat Shed - Old boats, traditional boats, boat building, restoration, the sea and the North Kent Coast – Gavin Atkin's weblog
    • Mother of all - John's Nautical Links List
    • Dock, Lock and River - A blog about things going on around Gallions Point, East London – mainly boats but could be other things too.
    • Kipperman - home of Mike Smylie aka Kipperman, maritime historian, author and kipper enthusiast extraordinaire.
    • Captain JP Blog Spot - All things nautical from a London based blogger
    • Windyty - A fantastic little visual weather app
  • Adventure and Travel Links

    • Riddle of the Sands - We (Lloyd Shepherd & Tim Wright) aim to walk, cycle and sail the route from Flensburg to Ostamahorn in September & October 2015 using only the book as our guide – stopping when night falls in one chapter and continuing the journey the next day, starting from the very next sentence in the book, in the exact same timeframe as the novel itself.
    • No Fixed Abode - Passionately curious about the world, we meet to share our experience of travels that have inspired us, and together discover places new.
  • Yacht Blogs

    • Sumara of Weymouth - Alasdair Flint’s blog relating to sailing his wooden Vertue but also drifting into running and Arctic skiing
    • Yacht Hal - Their aim is to sail Hal across the North Sea to Norway, up the west coast of Norway to Tromso and from Tromso across the Arctic Ocean to Svalbard. They plan to sail around the West Coast of Svalbard, where they expect most of the ice to be clear in July. If time and weather permit, they aim to sail as far as 80 degrees north, 600 miles from the North Pole and the most northerly latitude travelled by an Imperial College student. Their trip will start in March and over the course of three months, they aim to sail from England to Tromso via the Lofoten Islands. In early July they will leave Tromso for a four-week expedition aboard Hal to Svalbard, returning to Tromso in time for Fran to start her job in August and Gareth to return to work. Good luck to them from everyone at Arthur Beales
    • Brimble's Blog - This is the blog of a 28ft Twister Class yacht called Brimble owned by the intrepid Halsall family. It tells of their sailing adventures including crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean and venturing up to the Arctic. Inspiration for anyone thinking of long distance sailing with a family in a small yacht.
  • Gear

    • Rocna - All things about the amazing Rocna Anchor