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January 5, 2018
Lord Nelson voyage LN937- forward port   Megan, Robyn, Tash, Abi, Leo, Ruby, Jo, Roger and Scott We began the voyage in Gran Canaria on 29th December 2017 and we are sailing through the New Year, to Tenerife and La Palma, ending the voyage on 5th January 2018. Day 1: We arrived at Port Santa […]

December 30, 2017
What is a Christmas like on board Lord Nelson sailing in the Canaries? The only way to really know is too sign up for the next Christmas sail with us of course. The voyage crew couldn’t put it into words and post a blog for Christmas – too busy enjoying the holidays here on board with some […]

December 15, 2017
The patchy grey skies to which we awoke this morning have by now cleared to a pastel blue punctuated by fat white puffs of cloud. The more extreme weather has been skirting us for the last few days, the occasional storm enveloping us only briefly on its journey further onward (a rewarding experience in itself when standing watch amidst […]

December 13, 2017
Dear Reader, our time on the Tenacious Tall Ship has been mind boggling and fantastic. Words cannot really describe our experience but I shall try my best. We are just over half way through our journey and have experienced all types of weather. From clear blue skies which have allowed some to experience their inner adventurous side and climb […]

December 12, 2017
Tuesday 12th December 2017 Yesterday afternoon we had lots of activity. We hung the Main Course to air it out then later, with many hands out on the arms, it was harbour stowed. Also a replacement Main t’gallant was hoisted up from the deck and furled into its yard. After dinner Captain Simon hosted a quiz night which […]

December 11, 2017
Dear Readers, it has been another lovely day on the high seas. However, the wind has not been in our favour so we have been motoring around the top point of Kiwi land – spectacularly escorted by a pod of playful dolphins and now on route for North Port. There we will get our mug shots looked at […]

December 2, 2017
TNS VOYAGE 502. MELBOURNE TO AUCKLAND. Saturday 2nd December the voyage crew boarded Tenacious for its final trip out of Melbourne (for a while anyway!) headed for Auckland, New Zealand. Melbourne’s weather was being unkind and therefore we delayed our departure until Monday 4th. In the meantime we went through our paces in training and safety drills. […]

November 18, 2017
Forward Port watch reported to the bridge of the magnificent SV Tenacious for the afternoon watch, on course in splendid weather heading from Portsea to anchor off Altona for our final night. Portsea the Forward Port Watch platypus made a dazzling public appearance just before lunch and officially joined the watch. ‘Portsea’ was found stranded […]

November 16, 2017
Day 8 started with Lord Nelson sailing south south west with a brisk force 5 towards Finnister with coarse and top sails set. As we left the Bay of Biscay and closed in on the north west coast of Spain, the traffic separation zones were clearly evident with a steady procession of ships crossing the dark […]

November 14, 2017
It’s a sea voyage! As I write this we are ripping along in the Bass Strait at over 9 knots. The ship is rolling evenly and comfortably enough and every second or third roll the sea flies up past the porthole in the lower mess. Were we to attempt to go so fast on the […]

November 14, 2017
An excited crew joined us in Southampton as we ended a busy few days of maintenance, but a spritely fresh looking Nellie greeted them on arrival. Having joined the crew were soon put through the mandatory briefs, delivered by the very efficient Leslie the Mate. It was decided to stay alongside our first night and […]

November 14, 2017
Following the night of being under engines with no wind, conditions remained calm for the crew to enjoy what seemed to be a strange tranquil Bay of Biscay after a stunning meal cooked by Simon…and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The watches settled in  for the night routine which was a moonless night allowing the bright […]

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