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October 25, 2014
LORD NELSON AT SEA ! Motor sailing in long slow swells, several of the voyage crew are struggling with seasickness to various degrees; the ones not suffering are doing a great job of keeping spirits up and supplying drinks and snacks. We saw numerous dolphins playing alongside on Friday afternoon, always brings a few smiles! […]

October 24, 2014
Thursday 23rd, October to Friday 24th October. Today we set off on our voyage from Southampton port, sailed past the Needles in the Solent, and then we got a chance to climb the mast and then onto the yards, which was great and we had a great view.  We learned how to turn the yards […]

October 20, 2014
LN855 Southampton to Gran Canaria 20th October  – 8th November 2014 . Captain: Chris Phillips Mate: Ali Travis 2nd Mate: Lesley Sale Bosun: Tom Johnson Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Gareth Bramwell Cook: Derek Carr Medical Purser: Jo Jackson Bosun’s Mates: Fred Normandale, Bill Cordaroy, Elizabeth Turner Cook’s Assistant: Victoria McAllister Plus Voyage Crew: […]

October 6, 2014
What a weather change! Both ships are alongside in Southampton, Lord Nelson being totally stripped down, maintained and cleaned, and Tenacious hosting a thank you event for our generous equipment donors and suppliers. We are currently being blown onto the berth, with fenders squashing and ropes groaning, from the cosy below decks it sounds like […]

October 2, 2014
It was George Orwell who wrote that all people are equal. That is not so in real life. On the Nelson however, Orwell’s visions become a reality. Here within 24 hours a group of complete strangers under the guidance of our super watch leader Martina became a fully competent team working as one. A mixed […]

October 1, 2014
Having departed Cherbourg at high water, we went out into the bay and got everything ready for the next race. This time it was a race to see which ship could get the furthest north in an allocated time. After happy hour, bracing and lunch it was time to set our sails. With virtually no […]

September 30, 2014
This morning we awoke to sight of land, we headed into Cherbourg mid to late morning and berthed alongside Tenacious. Finally tied up alongside her after some tricky manoeuvring. We were then given shore leave and most of us went into the town to see the sights and find a place to eat. We all […]

September 29, 2014
After a swift happy hour we were ready to pick up the anchor. We headed off with Tenacious ready to start the race around various waypoints plotted on the chart. We made a good start and within an hour we were already 1.5 miles ahead of Tenacious, by the afternoon we had increased our lead […]

September 28, 2014
For me the day began with serving the breakfast for the rest of the crew. Dealing with demands of multiple requests by Alan (just trying to test me)and the rest of the voyage crew. The race began after lunch today and although there wasn’t much wind we still made over 4.5 knots. It was all […]

September 27, 2014
Joined Lord Nelson with a bunch of pirates at 2pm on the 28th September.. Arr! The first day was packed full of interesting and fun things to do. Safety training started at 2pm and shortly followed by training for the emergency evacuation team. I (Chris), along with 3 others was given the role of being […]

September 26, 2014
Sail the World – FINAL BLOG With Southampton in view, grey, overcast and cool, it is reminiscent of that afternoon twenty three months ago when we sailed off on the first leg of STS Lord Nelson’s Sail the World adventure.  53 thousand nautical miles later, here we are again! Many of us are wondering, what […]

September 24, 2014
Our Watch from 8 to midnight on day 2 was very busy for the lookouts – we were  motoring through the Dover Straights. Some of the ships were easy to spot (the ferries were lit up like Christmas Trees!) others were very difficult to spot. But we survived the experience. We were lucky – it […]

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