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August 25, 2013
Day 9 Sunday 25th August 2013 This is the first time that aft starboard has written a blog, with our watch either being in port or having poor time management in previous days. After being serenaded by chirpy Nancy and her dulcet tones for the morning wake-up, we have finally set almost a full spread […]

August 23, 2013
Friday 23rd August Day 7 Routine has set in on Lord Nelson. Our crew, near-fully recovered from seasickness, is fighting fit. A watch is always ready to set or trim sail, provided of course, we have wind. Unfortunately the weather has not been obliging (what a surprise!) and we handed sail after dinner yesterday evening, […]

August 21, 2013
21st/22nd August 2013 Aft Port Watch Day 5-6 Greetings from Aft Port watch So the day begins with a mystery… Tio the monkey is nowhere to be found! Last seen propping up the bar on Sunday. Large reward in bananas for anyone who finds him! Our watch had the honour of bringing the ship into […]

August 20, 2013
Tuesday 20th August 2013 – Day 4 Having been under motor since leaving Fremantle on Monday, the weather remains good, the swell low, and the seas slight. We set three sails earlier this morning and hope to set more in due course. Today has been another first for Nellie in that another Cape has been […]

August 19, 2013
Sail The World 16 Fremantle to Adelaide 17th to 31st August 2013   Total Crew on board 48 Captain: Chris Phillips 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Jim Phillips Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Supernumerary Deck Officer: Rob Mcdonald Cook’s Assistant: Sarah […]

August 13, 2013
Well, now the dust has (literally) settled from the dry docking, I am able to sit down and write a brief update on Lord Nelson’s progress through her maintenance period. Our drydocking period was dogged by bad weather (remember, it’s the middle of winter down here!), which hampered the painters and much of the painting […]

July 17, 2013
Once alongside, there was relief all round that we were out of the rough seas and no one had fancied another night at sea. If anyone had said to me at 0700 this morning that at 2100 we would be alongside in Fremantle, I just could not have believed it. The seas were still big […]

July 16, 2013
What a difference a day makes….. Last night after dinner the smokers amongst us, while taking shelter from the wind on the main deck & many still sporting shorts, commented on what a lovely day it had been. As the sun set the clear blue skies made way for another moon lit night. Our 20:00 […]

July 15, 2013
Can’t believe that this is Forward Starboard’s last blog at sea! Where has the time gone? Anyway, the Sea Gods have decided to provide us with wonderful sailing weather for our last 12.30 pm watch. The sun is shining, the wind is just over 20 knots and coming from the south west giving us a […]

July 14, 2013
After such a wet afternoon yesterday it was quite a pleasant evening for our 8pm to Midnight Watch and this morning there was a lovely sunrise and the promise of a better day ahead. However, by lunchtime the clouds began to look threatening and this afternoon its wet, wet, wet! Fortunately it was dry for […]

July 13, 2013
Well the weather could not be more different than it was 4 days ago, the sun has decamped to the UK and we have a typical British summer’s day, cold, foggy & wet. Please humour us and let us give you some of the met obs definitions of wet weather: a. Heavy rain, not freezing, […]

July 12, 2013
In preparation of D.A.F.F. coming on board when we arrive in Fremantle Nellie is undergoing a deep clean. With threats of their representatives joining us, wearing lab coats & white gloves, the crew, both permanent & voyage, have played their part by depleting all stocks of beer, Guinness & mixers! For those enjoying a whiskey […]

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