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February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Evening of Thursday 16 February to Evening Friday 17 February. After a full day exploring Port Arthur, Tenacious stayed moored in the pristine and serene waters just off the historical Tasmanian penal colony.  Day 3 evening in the bar had voyage crew becoming more relaxed and familiar with one […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 February 14 – 16 Greetings JST friends. We are now Day 3 of our journey around the East coast of Tasmania. We left Hobart feeling very lucky with such fine weather after a weekend of rain and stormy winds. We had a light breeze on day 2 allowing us […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017   Day 8 Forward Port Watch – having helped the early watches with the fun of 50kt NNE breezes providing plenty of power and pouring rain, we are now into broken cloud, pleasant 25knot wind off the port aft providing ideal sailing weather around South East Cape and the tip of Bruny Island. […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 Day 7 Voyage 479,and yes the Faaaaaaastley superior watch (Fwd STBD) are back on the bridge for the afternoon watch. We are currently drifting at a massive speed of 1knt with 14 sails set and Fran at the helm. We’ve had a visual on Hibbs Beach from the port, starboard, bow and stern […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017   After a peaceful 30 hours on the hook at Quarantine Bay, including our first showers, swimming with seals (or having seals jump over us) and hiking ashore, we are finally out in the Bass Straight.   We sailed out through The Rip this morning and are on our way to Hobart at […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 5th February Day 3 Forward   Starboard “Faaastly Superior” Watch TNS 479 Melbourne – Hobart Feb 2017 (aka Stardate 88, all is well). Awoke to a stunning sunrise off Port Arlington, to be greeted by yet another culinary extravaganza courtesy of Mika, Nate and string of galley rats. Weighed anchor at 10.30 and […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 2nd February Day 1: Departure   A fine Melbourne day greeted the crew of the Tenacious as we boarded, ready to embark on the voyage south to the port of Hobart and the wooden boat festival. After the required briefing and safety instruction in order to familiarise the new crewmembers with the vessel, […]

February 14, 2017
  Maintenance Update – Astican Dock Yard Las Palmas, Gran Canaria   The quiet on board in the evening is very welcome. During the day there has been lots of noise the siren in the shipyard goes of regularly starting at 07.00. The contractors start coming on board soon after. Thankfully all the hot work […]

February 14, 2017
LN911 06-16/01/2017 Day 9 – 14/01 Aft Starboard watch. Yesterday afternoon, there was a fire drill for the permanent crew which involved a lot of sea water being pumped up from the sea.  Voyage crew consequently had some rare leisure time! AS-watch was on the bridge from 8 pm to midnight. The sky cloudy, obscuring […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 8 Superstitious, who us sailors? NO!! So far (14.30), nothing untoward has happened, no storms or sea monsters. Heading 180, direct for Gran Canaria. After breakfast, a sail handling talk and then theory put into practice with bracing, hauling yards and sheets. Yippee we’re sailing again!   Anon Written under orders […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 7 Assisted climbs.  An overwhelming feeling of togetherness; working together to get our shipmates up the mast and them achieving great feats where these opportunities back in every day normal life is not the norm. The wind picked up so it was time to leave Madeira and take a 090 heading […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 6 Coach trip around the island, with our trusty guide and experienced driver who had the ability to bend his bus around the mountain hairpins. Highlights; views from the top of the 500m cliff (highest in ‘Europe’ you know!), a fishmongers only selling Espada’s – a long black ugly eel like […]

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