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July 31, 2016
LN901 31/07/2016- Full briefings and training started promptly and the crew then had a free hour to wander around. We got ready to depart the berth for the Parade of Sail out of Cadiz. Leaving the berth at 1600 we set a few fore and aft sails in the harbour and then followed the Parade. […]

July 30, 2016
LN901 30/07/2016 – In Cadiz, there was plenty of activity, noise, exuberance and colour surrounding the Tall Ships’ event. Joining day was disjointed as several flights were delayed, meaning a few crew joined as late as midnight. However most crew were onboard mid-afternoon and, after brief introductions, they practiced bracing the yards. Those who had the […]

July 26, 2016
Unique Tall Ship with a Social Inclusion Mission Sails into Sydney Harbour Tenacious, a very special tall ship with a unique inclusive mission, will sail into Sydney Harbour on Wednesday 27 July after an epic nine month, 18,000 mile voyage from the UK, sailed by a crew of 40 individuals, around half of whom are living […]

July 26, 2016
TNS463 26/07/2016 – As we sat on afternoon watch today we were joined by a rather large tanker that seemed to want to share our bit of water. Luckily, with the emptying of the freezers in preparation for Australian immigration, we had pliantly of ammunition to throw if the need to repel boarders arose. A […]

July 25, 2016
LN900 25/07/2016 – And there’re off! Crossing the start of the race at 10 knots; surrounded by other tall ships in the glistening sea. We packed in a full morning of training, before we manoeuvred out of Lisbon to parade down the river- under the bridge (and a train!). Followed by helicopters and buzzed by […]

July 25, 2016
TNS 463 25/07/2016 –  Much to tell, we’ve finally turned south back towards Sydney with 190 miles to go, the piracy training went off without incident yesterday, the spanker has been stowed, the main course has had a harbour stow too as is no longer needed and this would appear to be forward starboards final […]

July 24, 2016
24/07/16 LN900 – Lisbon to Cadiz, day 1 A fond farewell was said to our last voyage crew, a frantic clean, wash and scrub and we welcomed out new voyage crew. As the heat in Lisbon grew, so did their knowledge of safety on board and the role they would play in the sailing of […]

July 24, 2016
TNS463 24/07/2016 – As I type this, I am blindfolded as part of my leadership at sea to try understand how  those with disabilities get around the ship. Darlene has helmed with the blindfold on, carried out general watch tasks, assisted with handing sails and set up smoko. Matt has just done a victory lap […]

July 23, 2016
TNS463 – 23/07/2016 – The excitement of spotting land yesterday  was overtaken by the eggtraordinary eggsploits of a watch team competition of “Egg Drop”. Watches has to chuck an egg from the first platform of the foremast aft along the ship without it breaking or going overboard .The competition was overseen by our expert panel […]

July 22, 2016
Ian Wood is taking part in the 3C’s Challenge to raise money for Jubilee Sailing Trust on 17th and 18th September, his challenge will involve canoeing, cycling and camping across 2 days. My name is Ian Wood. I suffer from Mitochondria disease which affects my muscles and energy levels. Having this disease has caused me […]

July 22, 2016
TNS463 22/07/2016 Hello from Forward Port! We write from roughly 30 degrees south and 30 miles from Australia – a bit of coast called Nambucca Heads. Land has been in view for the last few hours but, with Matt as lookout (or sunbathing) on the main cross-trees, that is old news now. The talk of […]

July 21, 2016
Our fabulous volunteer group, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Branch (https://www.facebook.com/groups/295471050521573/) have produced these books with all proceeds from sales coming to Jubilee Sailing Trust.   The book was compiled by Brian Hackett, with cover illustration courtesy of tallshipstock.com  and are short accounts of what pirates and pirate life were really like, according to contemporary records. These […]

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