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October 21, 2013
Day 11 Hello again folks from the Forward Starboard A team. We woke to find ourselves in the beautiful Bay of Islands in calm waters and glorious sunshine, having just passed our companion Tall Ships in the early hours. Entry into the Bay of Islands was an astonishing vista of breath-taking scenery. At anchor we […]

October 17, 2013
Day10 Unfortunately we were forced to retire from the race because the plate that connects the royal backstay to the mast has broken. There was no danger to the ship and a repair has been arranged in New Zealand. However, prudence dictates that we should avoid putting pressure on the mast. We are now on […]

October 14, 2013
Day 7 Greetings from the forward starboard watch: day 5 at sea, 570 nautical miles done to date. 33deg S, 159deg E. Our first watch was 12:30 to 16:00 – what excitement when we spotted dolphins and if Pete and Carly are to be believed a 30ft shark!! Lots of Albatross were following the ship, […]

October 13, 2013
Day 6 Greetings from the Aft Port watch. Today has been a ‘quieter’ day than previous due to our watch hours this afternoon and then the anti-social early early morning shift, plus Sunday work rules. The Lord Nelson certainly isn’t quiet though, with the wind speed between 25 and 30 knots. Beautiful conditions to be […]

October 12, 2013
Day 5 At sea sees the aft starboard watch enjoying clear blue skies, a wonderful sail with everything up and the wind increasing by the minute, gusting 20 knots….wonderful after last night’s watch wallowing in fluky, no wind conditions and eventually having to wear round at 0000……not nice! Great excitement as Pip has just spotted […]

October 11, 2013
Day 4 Hi this is mike from forward port watch. The last day has been a mix of highs and lows. On leaving Sydney and looking back at all the magnificent tall ships as we all lined up for the start of the race. It was beautiful. And then after all the heat and the […]

October 10, 2013
Day 3 10th Oct We are finally out on the open ocean after two days of coming to terms with the idea of living on the water. So this is The Tasman Sea. 7 ocean going Tall Sailing ships on course for New Zealand. 11 sails set doing 4 knots. We set the sails one […]

October 8, 2013
STW 20 Sydney to Auckland including the Tall Ships Race Days 1 to 3 8th – 10th October The next stage of the Lord Nelsons voyage around the world began on the 8th of October with the Voyage crew joining after lunch. Again a wide range of people from around the world with a mixture […]

October 2, 2013
Day 9 Wednesday 2nd October In all our excitement yesterday, we forgot to mention that on day 7, we carried out the assisted climbs with the beautiful backdrop of Eden. The only thing that broke the serenity was the blasting of ACDC’S Hells Bells and it’s a Long Way to the Top, whilst the climbers […]

October 1, 2013
Day 8 Sorry for silence but we have been slightly preoccupied by Mother Nature in all her glory. We should pick up where Day 5 left off as things started to really become interesting later in the afternoon…Winds picked up to over 50 knots at times the wind gauge being well and truly off its […]

September 28, 2013
Day 5 Friday afternoon at sea saw the sails go up and the Lord Nelson start travelling north to the upper region of Tasmania. She passed St Helens at dusk with misty sea sky hiding a picturesque sunset. Life on board involved giving the Lord Nelson a lick of paint in anticipation of our grand […]

September 27, 2013
Yesterday we had a quiet afternoon on the ship followed by a knot tying workshop hosted by Kevin with the help of two old salts Richard and David. As the weather turned Paul and Farren decided to cast a fishing line out and managed to catch 3 flathead with 2 being for the skipper’s birthday […]

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