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September 1, 2014
Forward Starboard Watch. Well we’ve been racing for 33hours and have covered 131 miles. Sailing has been gentle but generally the wind has been kind and behind (SW) to help us gently progress up the channel. Last night was beautiful with the moon and stars, our position came in this morning as 6th in class […]

August 31, 2014
News from around Lord Nelson. Yesterday evening Jess caught her first fish. After days and days of fruitless labour she has finally been rewarded by catching a Dorado. It was a very impressive fish. It was quite big and a pretty colour. What else is there to say about a fish? Last night we unfortunately […]

August 31, 2014
Day 2 Blog from Aft Port Watch… Gemma and Jenni…. Woke up to a lovely sunny morning in Falmouth, had breakfast and then up on deck as we hauled the two gangplanks on to the top of the deck house and then cast off from the dock and set off under engine. The ship briefly […]

August 30, 2014
Talls ship race Falmouth – Greenwich DAY 1 Falmouth was heaving with people – sailors from almost 50 Tall Ships, spectators and tradespeople, along with many local volunteers, who were part of the excellent organising team. #Day 1 on board was hectic, with the last crew departing immediately before us, the crew for the Tall […]

August 29, 2014
Falmouth The day started quietly as the crew on the various vessels started to stir ready for another day. Quite a few of the voyage crew left the ship at 08.45 ready to make their way to Gyllynvase beach, in order to participate in various inter ships sports events including 5 a side and beach […]

August 28, 2014
Tales from the middle of the pond. Those aboard Lord Nelson are not at all bored! Ha ha. and it’s Nellie to those who sail her. Now nine days from land and daily life of the ship at sea has definitely set in. The 0730 wake up calls have become increasingly adventurous from initial crude […]

August 27, 2014
It’s blowing at a force 5 at the moment and we are doing a consistent 7 knots under sail. We are also entirely lacking in waterproofs!! It is actually sunny at the moment as we cross the Atlantic. NOT something I ever expected when signing up for this trip. Must be mentioned that it’s not […]

August 26, 2014
Aft Port Watch We were piped out of Southampton by a bagpipe band at 5.30 and motored down Southampton water leaving the busy Maritime festival, we then anchored overnight in the Western Solent. Sunday morning was gloriously sunny and climbing training took place as we left through the needles channel. We then set sail and […]

August 26, 2014
Fine weather yesterday turned to rain overnight. The Watch getting very soggy this afternoon, but at least we have the consolation that our washing is at this very moment being transformed to its original clean, sweet smelling, state. The shop opened to a rush of sales yesterday as the realisation took hold that it would […]

August 25, 2014
It was noted at 1400 that the only three men on the watch were either wearing flamenco-dress pinnies or being mesmorized by Snoopy pants and frilly knickers tumbling around in the washing machine! Wash day was a very exciting event – we now have a sweet-smelling Forward Port watch! The sails were furled in the […]

August 24, 2014
To all of our eager followers: Greetings! Some of you, if you have been watching the tracker carefully, may have noticed that our course over the past few days has been an easterly one, perhaps surprising for those who might have been expecting us to turn NE towards Iceland. Well, I haven’t lost it quite […]

August 24, 2014
Ships blog, day 11 (since joining) Quiz night last night was a raucous affair. With questions on Nelson, Nature, Pot luck, & a surprise round on Iceland or the Azores, dependent on the colour of card drawn. Some dubious answers were flung about, especially from Lou, who’s answer to “what family does the dove belong […]

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