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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
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 20, 2016
TNS463 20/07/2016  – Aloha from Tenacious! Our Murder Mystery game is now down to the elite few serial murderers which include Ali and Maz the only members of Permanent Crew still surviving and Lucilla the Ripper being finally killed off! After dinner last night, we handed the majority of our sails, which leaves us with […]

July 20, 2016
TNS463 20/07/2016 After the serenity pool calm of the last 48 hours, the day broke grey and gently choppy. Staggering like drunks wending our way home at closing time, we navigated the ship as it reared and dipped with the swell. This mood change has hinted at the power of the ocean and the challenges […]

July 19, 2016
LN899 19/07/2016 – Pardy, FP Watch  Awoke for a 4am Watch on the Bridge, only to then be brutally murdered by First Mate Steve with a sticky mat in the Nellie murder mystery game.  I should really appeal the manner in which he crept up behind me citing my visual impairment as defence!  Really enjoy […]

July 19, 2016
TNS463 19/07/2016  We did 8-12 watch last night and there was a chill in the air.  The watch was brightened by games and nonsense, and the moonbow. This morning we woke up to barely any wind whatsoever and a calm sea which was reflected in our speed of 2 knots. We put the Royal and […]

July 18, 2016
TNS463 – 18/07/2016 – Forward Port Watch. Time 12.30 pm At this time we are sailing towards Sydney at a very gentle 4 knots. The spanker was handed yesterday evening as the winds went light and unfortunately they are due to go even lighter in the next 12 hours or so which may mean we […]

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