Weird News Sailing, sailing, over the grassy waves

12:20  12 august  2017
12:20  12 august  2017 Source:   Reuters

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— Reuters picELBLAG (Poland), Aug 12 — Pleasure craft using Poland’s Elblag Canal can appear to be seen as sailing through grassy plains as they follow tracks on land in an unusual solution for dealing with elevation on the waterway.

Pleasure craft using Poland's Elblag Canal can appear to be seen as sailing through grassy plains as they follow tracks on land in an unusual solution for dealing with elevation on the waterway.

It is a tram or a train? Neither, it's a boat.

Pleasure craft using Poland's Elblag Canal can appear to be seen as sailing through grassy plains as they follow tracks on land in an unusual solution for dealing with elevation on the waterway.

Grenfell children offered seaside holidays

  Grenfell children offered seaside holidays "The best day ever" - that was three-year-old Romaysa's reaction after getting off her speedboat ride in West Sussex. Her sister Tasnim, brother Elias and mother Nabila have not been allowed back in to their home near Grenfell Tower since the fire. The area is still too dangerous.So it was a welcome break when charity Play Association and Felpham Sailing Club offered them, and other Grenfell families, a day out sailing and playing on the beach.Full coverage: Grenfell tragedyNabila told Sky News it's made a real difference."It's amazing. From the moment I saw the sea.

Sailing : Level of difficulty is 2-5. It is best on a SW, and OK on a S and SE. Grassy rigging area behind roped-off area. You''ll know you''re there when you walk over the dune and see the Boiler sticking out of the water. Sailing : This is an ocean launch that offers side-off wave sailing in a NW wind.

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The canal, approximately 240km (150 miles) north of Warsaw, uses a system of five inclined planes between its lakes, which are too steep to be navigated using locks.

Rail tracks run carriages to transport the boats.

The difference in elevation between the lowest and highest level is almost 100 metres (330 feet). The biggest plane has a rise of 21 metres and is 262 metres long; the smallest a rise of 13 metres.

Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia commissioned the 80 km-long canal system, including the on land bit, to connect what was then East Prussia to the Baltic Sea.

It took 16 years to build and was completed in 1860. It was used to transport wood that was used in ships' masts. It is now used exclusively for tourism.

(Writing by Stephanie Hannah Bailey; editing by Mark Hanrahan/Jeremy Gaunt)

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