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March 20, 2015
Day 4 dawned with The Best Watch (Aft Starboard) having slept well and been fed early being on watch 10 minutes before the hour – to the smiles of the off-going watch. We were dressed warmly, but on advice from the Officer of the Watch (who had consulted the magic ‘radar’ machine) we donned full […]

March 19, 2015
Day Two… Dinner tonight was rather quiet as a lot of people were washed out from the rather vigorous start to sailing… We started our watch in the middle of a very busy traffic separation scheme with a number of vessels being spotted in and around us, along with some rather marvellous thunder and lightning. […]

March 19, 2015
Aft Startboard Watch day 10&11 (Mar 18th / 19th ) The day started with the boys attempting early wake up call, Alan having a technical issue with the Ding Dong! A perfect morning on the bridge with sunshine, wind and team spirit. Instruction on partial eclipse and meterorologicial readings by Steve was extremely interesting and […]

March 18, 2015
Day 1 Joined the ship in full sunshine, while the city of Valencia celebrated the festival of Las Fallas in pyrotechnic style – fireworks going off all day, and culminating in a magnificent 15 minute display at 0100 when Stevie and I had the honour of standing harbour watch.  But it wasn’t all fun – […]

March 17, 2015
It’s just after 1400 on Tuesday March 17th and we’re 597 nautical miles out from  Bermuda. That’s the technical bit. The human part is that the officer of the watch has just given us the news that a daily blog gets written on the afternoon watch, so forward starboard watch are taking their turn to […]

March 16, 2015
Aft Port  Watch – Mike, Rosie, Randall, Brian ,Andrew, Emily, Rodders, Esme 16:00hrs 15/3/15 to 16:00hrs 16/3/15 The galley team treated us to an excellent dinner of roast lamb with treacle pudding and custard – winner! Aft Starboard Watch were on from 2000-0000hrs. What a beautiful night. The sky was  only partially clouded so there […]

March 16, 2015
Wandering into Valencia from the ship we pass the beautiful old fish market, the site of the start for the grand prix, with the rubber track marks from the pit stops still visible. Young people are out roller blading on the smooth surface. The cafes and bars are full of visitors here to enjoy Fallas […]

March 15, 2015
Day 5 Out of Bermuda…the weather has been mixed so far. Beautiful warm and very sunny first day. Left Bermuda in much cooler weather and headed out to sea on Day 3. Headed south to avoid weather front and then took sails down as wind decreased as predicted and fired up the donkey in order […]

March 14, 2015
Good afternoon! Last night was very fishy on Tenacious following our fascinating and humorous talk by “Fred the fish” . He told us about growing up in Scarborough, and all the characters he met there, and the fishing industry. Today nursey was up for a climb, joining us on the yards, in the wind, showers, […]

March 13, 2015
After all the tense excitement of keeping watch when fog rolled in yesterday morning, I was looking forward to a quiet afternoons snooze, but fate intervened, in the shape of Chief Engineer Shiney, who was going to give Julie and Harry a tour of the engine room. Craig and I tagged along and we were […]

March 12, 2015
Dolphins sighted late afternoon, a whole pod playing over the bow, chasing the jumping tuna that had passed previously. Overnight Tenacious gently bobbed around under sail, averaging 1.5 knots and making slow progress. We handed the royal for the night shift. All was peaceful sailing under the stars on this clear night until 09:30 after […]

March 11, 2015
Coming from the Los Angeles Maritime Institute and working with youths of all ages, teaching sail training as well as personal growth, I’m finding this experience as challenging and as rewarding as any previously encountered. This sail has afforded me to meet people of various backgrounds and abilities. Working together, I’ve found that I’m learning […]

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