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April 10, 2014
We woke up to a beautiful, sunny morning with not a breath of wind. The last of our voyage crew joined us at breakfast, so breakfast was followed by the briefings and plan 1 for the week (subject to change depending on weather). We were hoping to set off after smoko, but clearance took longer […]

April 9, 2014
It’s the first day of STW27 and the new crew are busy with training, unpacking and getting used to life on board. Although it’s been very windy today the forecast looks more favourable tomorrow and our plan is to leave Punta Del Este around mid-morning. We found out today that Tam our very own Engineer […]

April 9, 2014
The weather today was overcast in the morning/sunny by midday. The anchor was dropped at 1.30am just of the coast of Oporto. The anchors where raised, just after breakfast. We came alongside at dock 1 in Leixoes. The crew were eager to get off the ship after being on board and at sea for 5 […]

April 8, 2014
Day 7 2:10 am at anchor Porto De Leixoes Portugal, first port of call. Sailing most of the afternoon at 2 knots with a slight sea and some swell. Cracking good food & many old ship mates. Useful training talks. Julia Aft Starboard Watch  

April 7, 2014
Forward port watch. Jeff, Pat, Peter, Jess, Peter, Martin and Liam. Day 5 middle watch midnight till four am. It is a very clear night with lots of stars. Today started over cast with some fog we did some sail setting on the main and fore mast and the leadership at sea members then did […]

April 7, 2014
This is our second day of maintenance, apart from cleaning the ship up for our next voyage which begins on Wednesday, various jobs have been in progress, sail repairs, wire oiling and rust removing to name but a few. Last night at Moby Dick’s our numbers were low but our spirits high as we toasted […]

April 6, 2014
Day 3-4 Morning all its 01; 30am on board Tenacious currently on watch is I, Nat Rose, as watch leader along with the fantastic team of forward starboard – with Jane currently on the helm. Today we have had sightings of whales and a passing pod of dolphins of the port side of the ship. […]

April 4, 2014
The rest of the safety briefings were done this morning followed by an emergency evacuation drill. This was this followed by the arrival of some provisions for the voyage so everyone got involved in getting them on board and stowed. Hands aloft then followed with people being instructed how to wear their climbing harnesses and […]

April 4, 2014
Well the voyage is drawing to a close here in sunny Uruguay. The voyage crew are ashore lounging on the various beaches or chowing down in one of the many excellent local restaurants. We’ve had a fantastic voyage up from Ushuaia, with the temperature rising a very pleasant 20+ degrees as we headed north. We’ve […]

April 3, 2014
Thursday morning dawned a bit grey and overcast. The voyage gradually arrived on board – some flew in that morning, others had flown in a day before to give themselves chance to explore Gibraltar. On flying into Gib you could see the masts of Tenacious as the plane got near the end of the runway. […]

April 2, 2014
Tuesday dawned bright and clear as we lay at anchor in Piriapolis bay. Everyone smartened up after breakfast for the voyage photo on the foredeck. This was combined with Colin bringing out a lovely cake for Katherine’s birthday … or so he thought. In fact it was a nice April fool cake as Kat’s birthday […]

April 1, 2014
We were on shore leave in Piriapolis today. The last party to be ferried ashore was met by a large fur seal sunning himself in his favourite spot, which happened to be where we had been landing. After weighing up our options, we decided to leave him enjoying his sun worshipping and found an alternative […]

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