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July 10, 2016
LN899 10/07/2016 We set sail From Antwerp, where we have been docked alongside some of the worlds other most impressive tall ships. This is also the first day of training for many of the 31 voyage crew learning the ropes, which is a different type of challenge for each person. My dad and I got […]

July 9, 2016
TNS463 09/07/2016 -Day 11 Forward Starboard Watch S  20.55′ E 167.41′ 23.6 degrees You join us today as we motor towards New Caledonia on a course of 190 degrees, the wind only 30 degrees off the port bow. This morning the sails were harbour stowed ready for our anticipated arrival into the port on Noumea, […]

July 9, 2016
LN899 09/07/2016 Last day in Antwerp and we say goodbye to our Voyage Crew who brought the ship to Antwerp and welcome our first race crew of the year. The welcome in Belgium has been spectacular with parties, games, awards, pretty Mexican sailors; severe looking, big hatted Russian sailors, spectacular beer and fireworks to boot.

July 8, 2016
The Tenacious crew have enjoyed a couple of fabulous days’ rest and relaxation in Vanuatu. All of us took the opportunity to explore the town of Port Vila, some visiting the museum and cultural centre to learn about the history and culture of these fascinating islands. Others visited a local village on the way to […]

July 7, 2016
Good Morning from a sunny warm and slightly humid Vanuatu. We arrived here in this beautiful anchorage in Port Villa late on the night of the 5th. Once the anchor was down we set our weary heads down and had a very peaceful sleep in our non-listing beds which have been at about 20-30 degrees […]

July 6, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that with the generosity of the Jessie Spencer Trust, new funding has been secured for disabled beneficiaries from the Nottingham area.   The Jessie Spencer Trust was established by a well-known Nottinghamshire family,  and retains strong bonds with it’s local community. This is the second time they have chosen […]

July 6, 2016
LN898 06/07/2016 – Matt Aft Port Today we encountered the experience harbour stows, I enjoyed this the last time I sailed on a tall ship – TS Royalist. I was then posted top the bridge where I helmed to a pilots order up the estuary- how thrilling! After one lock shared with a massive tanker, […]

July 5, 2016
TNS463 05/07/2016 – Right, a wee little report about our calm, sunny and smooth journey across the whale-filled ocean towards Vanuatu. In the old days, this country was called the New Hebrides, but at the moment, the sea temperature of 25 degrees tells us that we really are far from Scotland, bless her! We hope to […]

July 5, 2016
Today is the day we all look forward to; assisted climb day. The Voyage Crew who need some assistance or a bit more time, climb the rigging. Ian hauled himself up with no assistance from the crew despite being in a wheelchair and with a significant visual impairment, Nigel and Edward went up in their […]

July 4, 2016
LN898 04/07/2016 – Independence Day dawned for our lone American (Nancy the galley slave) bright and sunny.  By smoko we had demolished two cakes to celebrate Captain Richard’s birthday and Matt’s in Aft Port watch. A lack of wind meant we arrived in Boulogne without any sail but still looking so good the town stopped […]

July 4, 2016
TNS463 04/07/16 –  Happy 4th from the 6 Americans on board and the 3 currently on watch duty (Bridget, Mark and Matt–Darlene is on mess duty)!! This morning we awoke to Nate from New York pledging allegiance to the flag and all got treated to a traditional lunch of hamburgers and potato salad thanks to […]

July 3, 2016
TNS463 03/07/16 – It’s day two at sea and we’re having a ball. We set sail yesterday after lunch and have been sailing since, no need for any engines. Our average speed is about 7 knots. Some whales were sighted off port bow yesterday afternoon, we could see them blowing water into the sky and […]

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