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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 […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 5 10/01 Providence for le matelot; she was turfed out of her forward berth at 01.30 so that the permanent crew could raise the anchor. So glad I brought my earplugs! The Nellie made her way back west, this time across the calm inky black sea back to Funchal, and berthed […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 4 Land Ahoy! A blob of land on the horizon to report for the blog: Madeira, according to the Navigator. On the starboard side were the ‘Islas Uninhabidas’; three slab sided islands that apparently are uninhabited. As we drew closer to our destination, there was a strong north easterly with winds […]

Where & When Starting: Friday 1st September 2017 16:00:00 Ending:Saturday 2nd September 2017 23:00:00 Address: Cowes, Isle of Wight Introduce one new entry and receive 25% off Introduce two or more entry’s receive 50% off The Windsor Cup Regatta is the annual regatta open to any boat with a valid IRC Certificate and any other non-rated cruising […]

February 9, 2017
We are delighted to announce that SV Tenacious will be arriving in Wellington, New Zealand, on the 23rd May 2017 as part of a three-month programme in the country.  The arrival of SV Tenacious coincides with the establishment of The Jubilee Sailing Trust as a charity in New Zealand to help promote our mission of […]

January 10, 2017
    TNS477 2-12/1/17 Tue 10 January 2017   At 9am we departed our anchorage at Refuge Cove then motored through the scenic islands at the bottom of The Prom like the Anser Group. Captain Barbara thought they looked very Scottish in the grey sky !! Bosun Steve gave a very informative talk on different […]

January 10, 2017
TNS477 02-12/1/17 Mon 9th January 2017.   Anchored at Refuge Cove, Wilson’s Promontory. The Prom is the most southerly point of the Australian mainland in Victoria.  At 7am we were greeted by a pod of dolphins visiting the ship and a fishing boat coming past for a few photos of us !!  By 9am we […]

January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Thursday 5 January – At 0900, 8 miles off the port of Eden, we handed sails and started motoring into this picturesque port, famous for its days as an old Whaling port. The Cruise ship “World” was anchored off as we made our entrance, before turning round and backing onto our berth. The […]

January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Wednesday 4 January – By 0800 the wind was SE’ly and we set Lower Topsails and turned the engines off. The sun was shining, and straight after the morning meeting we set all 10 square sails. Tenacious was looking splendid as we sailed down the NSW coast, the motion improving all the time. […]

January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Tuesday 3 January – The S’ly wind had gone down to 15 knots by Noon. After a fire drill and happy hour I gathered the crew to explain how we would sail off the anchor, without using the engines, and we braced the yards in readiness. The pilot boarded at 1230 and we […]

January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Monday 2 January – The Voyage Crew were on board promptly enabling briefings and ‘Hands Aloft’ to take place before dinner at 1800. The pilot joined at 1820, keen to leave as he had another ship to take out of port. We departed the berth at 1845 and anchored in Rose Bay at […]

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