If you happen to be visiting one of our shops this month, take a moment to look at our ‘Boaty’ window designs. This month’s window designs, created by our window designer Kathryn, celebrate everything we love about living by the coast – getting out on the water and getting into the nautical spirit!
The windows display our favourite boating outfits and accessories featuring our signature Seasalt stripes and bold colours, all framed by a backdrop of sailing necessities such as rowing oars and nautical maps.
We’re sure the window outfits will give lots of inspiration if you’re going for the nautical look this summer or if you’re heading to the World Gig Racing Championships, which are taking place on the Isles of Scilly this weekend.
Don’t forget we also have a dedicated Rowing and Boating shop online full of our favourite rowing and sailing style products plus limited edition Pilot gig championships tees and hoodies! So if you want to look the part, look no further!
So this one’s just for the people travelling out to the gig championships on Scilly next weekend (less than a week to go!) … we’re repeating our Facebook competition to send us your best photos of Scilly – what really sums up the weekend for you – for the chance to win a brilliant £30 voucher to spend on whatever you like at Seasalt!
Maybe you’ll have a chance to snap the start line (although if you’re rowing you really should probably be concentrating on the race!), maybe it’s on the tense finish line, maybe it’s the preparation of your oars or your seats, or maybe it’s the (reliably enthusiastic!) celebrations on the Sunday night – the end of another brilliant weekend on Scilly.
Whatever catches your eye, make sure you capture it with your camera or phone camera and send us your pics to our Facebook page for the chance to be entered into the competition. We’ll close the competition on 13th May. Best of luck!
And a short official bit … Sorry, only those photos sent via the Facebook page can be entered. The winner receives a £30 voucher to spend either in our stores or through mail order by contacting customer services on 01326 640372.
Every year the Isles of Scilly hosts an incredible rowing event – The World Pilot Gig Championships. Rowing clubs from across the South West and even as far afield as Holland and the Faroe Islands bring their 6 oared, wooden pilot gigs to the islands for 3 days of racing.
There’s no ‘racing shells’, carbon fibre or sliding seats – it’s strictly traditional clinker built gig boats racing between the islands in the Atlantic swell.
Veterans and super-veterans row first in a long race from St Agnes to St Mary’s. The renowned Flushing and Mylor men’s supervets are the oldest crew in the event yet they compete in all 5 men’s races over the weekend. In 2010 their average age was 70 and oldest rower, Angus, celebrated his 86 birthday!
Sat morning sees the most spectacular races when the whole fleet of around 130 boats race at the same time. The start line is over a mile long and being in the thick of it is an unforgettable experience.
The overall winners are decided through fierce sprint races over Saturday afternoon and Sunday and when the racing is all done festivities begin with a beach barbecue, bands and a great deal of singing.
The singing continues on Monday afternoon as those remaining on the island line the quay to serenade the ferry as it departs.
Seasalt is all about coastal heritage and a love of the sea and we’re looking for rugged-looking sea faring fellows to be the new faces of our Seasalt menswear range. You don’t need to be an actual sailor, though – just look the part!
We are looking for men between the ages of 25-65 years, with a medium build and a 32″ waist. No modelling experience is necessary, just a confident Seasalt spirit!
So if you think you have a seafaring Seasalt smile or think your friend fits the bill, please send photos along with your name, age, height, clothes size, waist size & shoe size with your contact details to: email@example.com
Deadline is Thursday 12th May. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited for a casting at our Falmouth offices.
Local student Amy Sweet got in touch to show us her final piece which she submitted for her GCSE Photography course. Amy’s used some of our Ladies Tall Wellies as part of her garden composition and, knowing our love of the great outdoors, we think it looks very “Seasalt-ey”!
Well done Amy for a great piece of work and we love that Seasalt has given you a bit of inspiration in your work. We’ll be keeping everything crossed for when the GCSE results come out later this summer!
We are currently seeking a flexible, bright and hardworking individual with previous retail experience to join our busy St Peter Port store.
For more details please call into our Seasalt store in Commercial Arcade or call Yvette on 01481 716400.
A big thank you to Nicky Scott who sent in this fab pic of one of our jute bags posing by the sea in Australia! It is always lovely to hear from our customers all across the globe and emails like this never fail to put a smile on our faces. We hope our jute bags help to remind you of home when you’re on your travels Nicky!
Nicky emailed us saying:
I am a Cornish girl living in Australia and tend to travel a lot with work. Wherever I go, one of my seasalt bags follows. This one was picked to accompany me to Sydney where we relaxed at Cabbage Tree Bay in Manly. It was a beautiful day and much fun was had by all.
Sunshine and smiles
If you have a photo of one of our jute bags on distant shores, send it in! We’d love to see them – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you spotted our fabulous summer competition yet? You could WIN a £3000 Luxury Cornish holiday to Trelowarren! This is a truly wonderful prize, we’re slightly jealous we can’t enter ourselves!
The prize includes a week’s stay at Trelowarren, a beautiful, historic estate, in one of their luxury self-catering cottages. Also included is a delicious meal at the New Yard Restaurant, indulgent treatments at the Walled Garden Organic Spa and family membership to Trelowarren’s leisure facilities during your stay. This is the perfect Cornish holiday!
The Trelowarren estate includes 1,000 acres of pasture and woodland leading down to the Helford River. Home to the Vyvyan family for 600 years Trelowarren now hosts a variety of luxury self-catering cottages and eco-lodges. There are beautiful gardens to explore, woodland walks and top leisure facilities including a heated pebble-lined outdoor pool, all-weather tennis court, gym and organic spa to help you truly unwind. Making the most of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, you can also enjoy delicious dining out at Trelowarren’s New Yard Restaurant.
So what are you waiting for? Click here to find out more & ENTER TO WIN!
Why not share with your friends? If they enter and win, they may even take you too!
Here at Seasalt we are proud of our coastal heritage and we are also very fond of a good ol’ shanty song!
Sea Shanties are a great way to connect with Britain’s maritime past and many have interesting stories behind them. So as you can imagine, we were delighted to come across a documentary on BBC2 last night called ‘Shanties and Sea Songs with Gareth Malone.’
In the programme, choirmaster Gareth Malone travels across the British Isles meeting devoted shanty singers and gains a fascinating insight into the stories behind the songs. The programme also features the Fishermen’s Friends from Port Isaac in Cornwall who landed a lucrative record deal last year and are famous for bringing Shanties back into the mainstream.
It was a great watch and if you missed it, we urge you to catch it again on BBC iplayer! http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/s97c0/
The images shown are screengrabs taken from BBC iplayer.