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May 23, 2014
After a seemingly successful few days of corporate entertaining for some of JST supporters it was back to the reality and organised chaos of joining day. Special thanks to the office staff and the galley crew for their sterling efforts over the past few days , (you know who you are). Anyway back to TNS […]

May 22, 2014
Yesterday was busy as we anchored at Ilhe Grande, at a bay with one of the best beaches in the world apparently! Due to the swell and waves breaking on the beach landing the DOTI boat was impossible. There was a lot of disappointment but a solution was reached by the permanent crew, who offered […]

May 20, 2014
Day 11 We arrived at the North side of Ilha de Soa Sebastio on the Sunday evening in calm seas, but we were forced to temporarily anchor just outside the main channel to wait for the pilot to join the ship. The crew were treated to sundowners specially made by the chief engineer — well […]

May 19, 2014
Tenacious is sitting at South Quay, Canary Wharf, her yards and rigging reflected, many times over, in the surrounding glass of office blocks, so we are attracting plenty of passers by. Yesterday saw the end of the voyage from Southampton, which had been sunny and calm. The voyage crew left at noon, and sortly afterwards […]

May 17, 2014
Day 8 Sheila and Helen woke up feeling elated after their personal achievement going aloft. Today Helen is in Mess and the rest of us scrubbed the decks and toilets. Blue skies today and wind is calm. We handed all of the sails and we are now proceeding on the engine. We have spotted a […]

May 16, 2014
Left Southampton Monday 12th May en route to France. Anchored first night to a most beautiful sunset. Acquainted with our Watch Leaders and now understand safety procedures on board ship and practised evacuation procedures. Tuesday morning left for France. Beautiful weather and good sailing. Wednesday not a lot of wind for sailing, arrived in Calais […]

May 16, 2014
Day 7 We berthed elegantly at Itajai to the sound of a local band playing on the quay welcoming us in. Initially, they played music from different parts of Brazil, but the singer took a shine to one of the crew so they switched to James Brown covers… sung with some feeling. The Captain was […]

May 14, 2014
Day 5 Last leg under motor, arrived at Itajai after a delicious lunch of ribs [thanks Dave].  Nellie expertly brought in by the holy trinity of Chris, Tamsin & Olly [who managed to miss the bank!!] The welcome party samba band struck up just in time to drown out all instructions from the bridge to Lesley & the […]

May 13, 2014
3 in 1 Blog by the BM’s Day 1 10th May Joining day for the voyage crew, but just another day of sanding, varnishing, chipping and painting for the illustrious bosun’s mates of the Lord Nelson. All five of us, except for Simone, our resident illegal German/Aussie immigrant, who was on a visa-dodging day trip […]

May 12, 2014
Day 4 Everyone woke up feeling a lot better this morning, sea legs attached! The sun was shining, and everyone seemed to be happier and working as a team. After breakfast, we had a fire drill where we had to go to our muster stations. We then put on our life jackets, whilst the permanent […]

May 5, 2014
Day 17 Boa tarde amigos! Yesterday was a wonderful antidote to the long wait we had the previous day to get clearance to go ashore: some of us went on a four-wheel drive jeep trip across the island, through the Atlantic ‘mata’ – tropical forest. We visited some spectacular waterfalls, some of us trekking through […]

May 5, 2014
Greetings from Tenacious, sitting alongside in Southampton, in glorious sunshine. There are a good number of volunteers on board, all working very hard to maintain the ship, and to get her ready for the day sails and voyage TNS402. Most of the volunteers are “old hands”, the oldest hand being “dad” Derek, who is stuck […]

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