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April 3, 2014
Thursday morning dawned a bit grey and overcast. The voyage gradually arrived on board – some flew in that morning, others had flown in a day before to give themselves chance to explore Gibraltar. On flying into Gib you could see the masts of Tenacious as the plane got near the end of the runway. […]

April 2, 2014
Tuesday dawned bright and clear as we lay at anchor in Piriapolis bay. Everyone smartened up after breakfast for the voyage photo on the foredeck. This was combined with Colin bringing out a lovely cake for Katherine’s birthday … or so he thought. In fact it was a nice April fool cake as Kat’s birthday […]

April 1, 2014
We were on shore leave in Piriapolis today. The last party to be ferried ashore was met by a large fur seal sunning himself in his favourite spot, which happened to be where we had been landing. After weighing up our options, we decided to leave him enjoying his sun worshipping and found an alternative […]

March 31, 2014
We had a bumpy evening, but the weather has calmed now. After a glorious sunrise, today is bright and sunny, wind behind us but sadly only 10 knots. We have sails set but only making 2 knots headway towards Gibraltar. We saw a group of whales again this morning. Plenty of sunbathing for the off-watch […]

March 31, 2014
After a peaceful day at sea Sunday night proved to be busy. The captain gave the cook’s assistant the night off and donned an apron herself, which meant table setting and washing up was done in double quick time. Post-dinner entertainment came in two parts. First we handed all the square sails, which meant everybody […]

March 30, 2014
Blog Day 20 Shark attack day! So far we have had an eventful day. It started off with a lovely cooked breakfast, Yum Yum. Its a warm 20 degrees C with some sea mist and high humidity. The fishing lines weren’t out for long as a mysterious sea creature (some crew members claimed to have […]

March 30, 2014
FRIDAY 28th MARCH. During the night of 27/28 March there were lightning flashes, strong winds and Force 9 waves. All crew were very careful in such conditions… our course was NNW. For the rest of the morning the sky was overcast and the winds eased. The sea was force 2 or 3. Our position was […]

March 27, 2014
The captain announced that there was no berth available for us in Palma so we were to miss out on a visit to Majorca. Obviously they had not heard about our excellent food. The Captains alternative choice was to sail past Ibiza and then sail to Almeia on the Spanish mainland. Voy ir a Almeia. […]

March 26, 2014
Anchor up after lunch leaving the lovely blue skies at St Raphael. Team meeting followed by a training session by Rowan on identification of lights. Then time for some relaxing in the sun for a few hours. Wind increasing and crew getting their first experience of rough seas, force 8 winds. A change in wind […]

March 24, 2014
We are sailing under Courses, Topsails and T’gallants, as well as the outer jib and mizzen staysail; steering a course of 030 in a fresh NW wind and doing between 7 and 8 knots. The crew are refreshed and cheerful after a good nights sleep now that the swell has calmed down a bit. We […]

March 23, 2014
Day 6. It is our second day at sea under sail and currently we are making course towards the beautiful island of Corsica. Averaging a speed of 3 knots with the wind shifting to North. Captain announced his concern about lack of progress necessitating the use of engines to make up time. The day was […]

March 22, 2014
After breakfast we had happy hour where we cleaned the ship and made everything fast, ready for our open ship at 10am. This gave the locals an opportunity to tour the ship learning more about the JST. We had many primary school children who thought this was a great adventure. Voyage crew had some time […]

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