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September 4, 2013
Wednesday 4th September Day 4 The day started off with a drizzly morning but started topick up after breakfast. We lost contact with the three Dutch tall ships that have been on the horizon for the last few days. :’( Lunch was a soup-er start to the watch (we had soup forlunch), with puns making […]

September 3, 2013
Day 3 Tuesday 3rd September You are now hearing from the “Forward Starboard” team or theFS (FUN SHIP)! Yes we are the fun ship who made it through the rear passage with some strong winds. Derek a member of our crew inspired us with his courage and determination during his assisted climb. Last night was […]

September 2, 2013
Welcome to my third trip on Tenacious, this life changing experiences, with new raw recruits and some with a few trips under their belts. Nothing in life can prepare you for this amazing adventure. No trip is ever the same, people from all walks of life, disabled and not , coming together once we docked […]

September 2, 2013
STW 17 Adelaide to Melbourne Sunday 1st September to Sunday 8th September 2013 Crew: 50 on board (full house – no spare bunks!) Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Jim Phillips Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Mel Perrottet Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Bosun’s Mates: Harry […]

September 1, 2013
Day 1 1st of September: Everyone arrived and settled in at Adelaide after lunch. Usual procedures emergency drills. Everyone looking forward to setting sail. Saw many dolphins playing in the harbour. Crew: 50 on board (full house – no spare bunks!) Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Jim Phillips […]

August 28, 2013
Wednesday 28th August 2013 – Day 12 35 degrees south, 135 degrees east & we’re bound for South Australia! As the Forward Port Watch writes their last blog of the STW16 voyage we eagerly await the sight of land in the form of the Neptune Islands; they signal the entrance to the Spencer Gulf as […]

August 27, 2013
Tuesday 27th August Day 11 The last few nights have been wonderful. Although the wind continues to be alternately in the wrong direction or too light, we have had some good sailing. Handing sail after dinner has two benefits; one, being in the dark adds another dimension to our sailing experience and two, a hard […]

August 26, 2013
Day 9 – 10 Sun-Mon Mess duty by Jane Today Mess duty started with total chaos the voyage crew had the opportunity to purchase ships souvenirs in the lower mess meaning the mess team only had 10 mins to set the tables for 50 people! The day ended with a delicious Sunday roast and generous […]

August 25, 2013
Day 9 Sunday 25th August 2013 This is the first time that aft starboard has written a blog, with our watch either being in port or having poor time management in previous days. After being serenaded by chirpy Nancy and her dulcet tones for the morning wake-up, we have finally set almost a full spread […]

August 23, 2013
Day 5 23rd Aug on Tenacious voyage 380, Location: somewhere in the North sea. Beautiful day today, blue skies but the wind takes the temperature down a bit. People seem to be getting used to the watch system and having to get up at terrible times during the night. We are in the middle of […]

August 23, 2013
Friday 23rd August Day 7 Routine has set in on Lord Nelson. Our crew, near-fully recovered from seasickness, is fighting fit. A watch is always ready to set or trim sail, provided of course, we have wind. Unfortunately the weather has not been obliging (what a surprise!) and we handed sail after dinner yesterday evening, […]

August 22, 2013
Days 3 & 4 21st & 22nd August Day 3 saw the Tenacious pulling into anchorage between the Farne Islands and Holy Island off the Northumbrian coast. There then followed a hive of activity aboard with Happy hour and assisted climbs. Then an early lunch and the boats were launched and the crew ferried ashore […]

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