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October 20, 2016
On 21st  October 2012, STS Lord Nelson left her home port of Southampton to start her epic voyage around the world.  She returned to her berth in Southampton on 26 September 2014.  This 2 year round the world voyage was an enormous voyage for the Jubilee Sailing Trust. During the voyage, the STS Lord Nelson affectionately […]

October 6, 2016
‘Tall Ship Tales’ by Club Marine. Club Marine is Australasia’s leading marine lifestyle magazine, read about life onboard Tenacious in their latest issue… ‘Sailing a tall ship on the high seas is the stuff of dreams, but thanks to the Jubilee Sailing Trust that dream is now attainable with its Tenacious recently arriving on our […]

October 5, 2016
LN905A 05/10/2016 – From the Well ‘Ard Watch An early start from West India Dock, as the Captain promised. And at 0530 All Hands were roused to move Lord Nelson from under the giant towers of Canary Wharf into the lock basin, there to await the pilot and head into the Thames. The London River is […]

September 17, 2016
LN905 17/09/2016 – We finally anchored in Aldernay after a choppy overnight crossing from Poole and had fun being ferried ashore in the “dotty” boat…..several enjoying a little refreshment. On return we hoisted Tom aboard and were complimented on our teamwork. After dinner a spontaneous “pub quiz” was organised. 3 teams were quickly formed and […]

September 16, 2016
LN905 16/09/2016 – Last night we continued motoring, leaving the North Sea (thanks for looking after us!) and entering into the English Channel.  We came through the Dover Straits overnight and saw the White Cliffs of Dover in the moonlight, with the lights of Dover and Calais twinkling on our Starboard and Port bows respectively. We […]

September 16, 2016
After the exciting news of Tenacious being selected to be the official start boat for the 2017 Festival of Sails’ dramatic opening event, the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race, we have received some fantastic press coverage. See links below to view the articles Afloat Online_1 Sept 2016_ My Sailing Online_1 Sept 2016_ Sail-world online_1 Sept 2016_ […]

September 14, 2016
LN905 14/09/2016 – The fair winds from yesterday continued all night and we sailed on with a top speed of 7.1 knots. The peace of moving under sail with the darkness closing in gave a “coziness” that seemed to lift the spirits of the entire crew. Watches that in daylight served as functional look-outs became […]

September 13, 2016
LN905 – 13/09/2016 – We came on watch just after the sun went down. It was a beautiful calm night. There were no clouds, but a mist hung over the sea giving passing ships a ghostly appearance. At one time we could see 14 ships within our area and to starboard we passed 3 well […]

September 12, 2016
LN905 12/09/2016 – After arrival at Helgoland yesterday and tying up for the night, we ventured in to town. Since this is our last port stop before Poole we all decided to have “watch” dinners. Amazingly we all finished up at the same restaurant “Bunte Kuh” run by a very fierce fraulein. We awoke to […]

September 12, 2016
LN905 11/09/2016 – Following on from yesterday’s blog, we have now left the Kiel Canal in our wake and entered the River Elbe. We anchored for the night just a short distance from the canal exit. We do not know whether to be worried or excited by the announcement of an invitation to “sundowners” on […]

September 12, 2016
LN905 10/09/16 Day 6. We have been making stately progress through the Kiel Canal. The cyclists amongst us have been only mildly disconcerted at being over-taken by old ladies on Dutch style bicycles, but no complaints, the weather and the views have both been glorious. The day began with Chris (not Captain Chris I hasten […]

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