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May 11, 2017
Forward starboard blog 10th-11th May 2017 Aboard the Lord Nelson, after a quiet morning shift in the sunshine and a glorious antipasti style lunch out on deck, it was finally time to hoist the sails (despite the lack of wind!). We were living in keen anticipation of the wind increasing late in the day. A […]

May 10, 2017
Life at sea on board the STS Lord Nelson, From the viewpoint of the Aft Port Watch We joined the ship on Tuesday 9th May in Liverpool at 10am and met our watchleader Maria O’Sullivan. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and the Mersey was very calm. We were introduced to the captain […]

May 1, 2017
Voyage: BB05 Isle of Man to Liverpool. Today was our first morning waking up on board Lord Nelson to the 7.30am ‘bing bong’ which wakes everyone up as we can’t set alarm clocks. We all headed for the mess to have breakfast which was cereal, toast and a cooked breakfast. Everyone enjoyed that and being […]

April 28, 2017
As Lord Nelson approached Isle of Man on voyage LN920, after battling through some tough weather and defying the odds to reach their destination on time, Annette and Genevieve took some time on board to reflect on their voyage – in the form of these brilliant poems! We navi-circum-gated, While the winds blew unabated. We’ll […]

April 27, 2017
The First Tern of the Year The sad news from this morning is that we have bid farewell to the part of our crew leaving us at Falmouth, and (in happier news) picked up a few hitch-hikers from the Cornwall coast. We were of course very sad to see them go, but we’re glad to […]

April 19, 2017
Sunderland to Newcastle voyage, 12-15th April 2017 – by Ellie Lyall Being only one of two Sunderland Sail Training Ambassadors offered a place on the Lord Nelson this week, I was left guessing who else would be joining Kieran and me on this voyage. I had images playing through my mind of hardened Navy veterans, […]

April 10, 2017
Great Yarmouth to Sunderland on the Lord Nelson, by Rob Kinsman So it started out as something that sounds like the pitch for a sitcom. Some sailors, some bankers and a group of people with disabilities take a ship into the North Sea. Hilarity / adventure / a civil war ensue. My first sight of […]

April 5, 2017
Delivery Voyage Southampton to London 31 March to 2 April 2017 Following a week’s much needed maintenance on Nellie, it was essential to get her round to London for the first of an exciting series of Barclay’s voyages.  Given how difficult it is to schedule Watch Leader Training, someone had the bright idea to combine […]

March 21, 2017
Right ladies and gents, buckle up, hold on to your hats and take a seat because this is the first piece of ‘extended’ writing I’ve done since school, here we bloody go. I am writing this on the 21st, almost a week after I was asked to by Susie. As my former school teachers would […]

March 17, 2017
Voyage LN915 We’ve all learnt a lot on this trip about the weather, finding winds blowing in the right directions, and then setting our sails to make the best use of those winds. Captain Richard taught us about areas of high and low atmospheric pressure, and most of us had already heard of the Azores […]

March 16, 2017
Aft starboard was on the 0000-0400 watch. We were steering by the wind (70 degrees off port bow) and it was a crucial watch to determine whether we would reach Southampton purely under sail. Wind speeds reached 32 knots and we cracked the top sailing speed of the voyage with a speed of 10.7 knots. […]

March 15, 2017
Voyage LN915 Starboard Forward Watch The Great Egg Drop Day. Our mission is to throw a raw egg from the Main Mast top to the deck aft so that it lands unbroken. Any padding used can only be sourced from the Wheelie bins at the back of the ship. A verbal presentation is also required […]

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