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November 14, 2016
LN907, 7/11-27/11 2016 David Wilkins, Forward Starboard Watch Canaries Passage We are cruising through a gentle sea, far far gentler than it has been over the last few days.   When we sailed out the waves were high and a thump forward followed by a slosh aft indicated that The Lord Nelson had hit a wave […]

November 8, 2016
Without the fantastic support of our volunteers, the JST wouldn’t be able to fulfil our mission, which is why we are always on the lookout for volunteers to support our many voyages, day sails and evening events. We are currently looking for volunteers for upcoming events in Melbourne (19th- 30th November) & in Sydney (19th […]

November 2, 2016
TNS4071, Adelaide to Hobart, 24/10/2016 – 04/11/2016 Greetings from Aft Port Watch. Today the weather is much kinder to us as we head through Bass Straits towards Banks Strait and the East Coast of Tasmania. We have a Westerly wind force 5. GPS Position 40.356 S 147.19.3E. Morale is high after happy hour and we […]

October 31, 2016
TNS471, Adelaide to Hobart 24/10/2016 – 4/11/2016 Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October These three days were spent in Portland an industrial harbour just east of the South Australia/ Victoria border, awaiting a change in the contrary easterly sector winds which had plagued us for a couple of days. The three days were pleasant however […]

October 31, 2016
TNS471, Adelaide to Hobart, 24 October – 4 November 2016 27th October Afternoon Watch – Forward Port The sun is shining and there is an  ESE wind Force 4.  The sea is moderate – bouncing and bright. Visibility is good.  Our current course of 095 is taking us to Descartes Bay to anchor for the […]

October 26, 2016
LNS4071 Adelaide to Hobart 26/10/2016 AHOY JST Friends! I’m here to spin the yarn, tell the tale! We’re travelling along quite nicely from Adelaide to Hobart (currently sitting 35 miles off the coast of SA, Cape Jaffa. Moderate seas and SSW winds with gusts up to 20 knots. Heading on course 135, partly cloudy with […]

October 26, 2016
TNS 471, Adelaide – Hobart, Report from Sarita, Aft Port Watch Voyage TNS 471 is underway from Adelaide to Hobart.  This morning, we awoke to the ship at anchor off Port Adelaide.  Bass Strait and the surrounding waters are very shallow, and even though we were 2.5 nautical miles from the nearest land, the water […]

October 20, 2016
LN906C Barquing up the Right Tree Jon Elkon When I was eight, I painted a moonlit scene using watercolours and gouache. A ship, becalmed. The moon lying huge on the horizon, its reflection linking ship and moon like the silvered undulating road between birth and eternity. In my memory the picture is perfect…and when my […]

October 20, 2016
LN905C Capt. Darren Knaggs An identical start to the day changed, when instead of making for the sea, Capt Darren gave us a cruise round the Portsmouth Dockyard with commentary. On reaching a position to sail, we turned, again heading to the north of the IOW but with less wind we were able to set […]

October 20, 2016
LN905B Capt. Chris Phillips The voyage crew joined at 0900 and following a welcoming warm beverage and bacon butties there was the usual safety briefing. We cast off at 1100, heading for the Solent. The forecast was E –NE winds, freshening to force 7, so Capt Chris, on opening the ship to the full weight […]

October 5, 2016
LN905A 05/10/2016 – From the Well ‘Ard Watch An early start from West India Dock, as the Captain promised. And at 0530 All Hands were roused to move Lord Nelson from under the giant towers of Canary Wharf into the lock basin, there to await the pilot and head into the Thames. The London River is […]

September 17, 2016
LN905 17/09/2016 – We finally anchored in Aldernay after a choppy overnight crossing from Poole and had fun being ferried ashore in the “dotty” boat…..several enjoying a little refreshment. On return we hoisted Tom aboard and were complimented on our teamwork. After dinner a spontaneous “pub quiz” was organised. 3 teams were quickly formed and […]

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