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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 […]

March 31, 2014
We had a bumpy evening, but the weather has calmed now. After a glorious sunrise, today is bright and sunny, wind behind us but sadly only 10 knots. We have sails set but only making 2 knots headway towards Gibraltar. We saw a group of whales again this morning. Plenty of sunbathing for the off-watch […]

March 31, 2014
After a peaceful day at sea Sunday night proved to be busy. The captain gave the cook’s assistant the night off and donned an apron herself, which meant table setting and washing up was done in double quick time. Post-dinner entertainment came in two parts. First we handed all the square sails, which meant everybody […]

March 30, 2014
Blog Day 20 Shark attack day! So far we have had an eventful day. It started off with a lovely cooked breakfast, Yum Yum. Its a warm 20 degrees C with some sea mist and high humidity. The fishing lines weren’t out for long as a mysterious sea creature (some crew members claimed to have […]

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