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May 26, 2014
TNS403 blog Watch AS. Today is the morning after the night before. A run ashore in Dartmouth was greeted by the resident population with a grand chorus of traditional sea shanties led by Martin accompanied by the TNS403 Choir. As a qualified Welshman I must say the rendition and choral accompaniment was quite superb. Definitely […]

May 25, 2014
Coming to you from the Bridge of the glorious Tenacious – we are currently anchored in Dartmouth. After a beautiful days sailing we then cruised under the stars past the Isle of Wight. This morning the officers of the watch expertly practiced recovering our dummy (Penelope) from the sea. Reece was nominated as the swimmer, […]

May 24, 2014
Its 1 in the afternoon watch as we sail on Tenacious through beautiful clear blue green water 15 miles south of Littlehampton with the tide taking us along at 6 knots due west. We can just see the English coast on the horizon through the haze. Last night we motored through the night against the […]

May 24, 2014
Maintenance!! Here we are in wonderful Rio, again. The previous crew of STW8B have now gone home making the ship very quiet indeed, however some stragglers remain. These stragglers are our trusted maintainers and are currently working very hard, mainly below decks because of the rain, none the less working hard! The hard work will […]

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 […]

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