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February 25, 2014
TNS 398 Day 3 First set of night watches completed and it was time for our first wake up at sea under sail. After breakfast we attended to bracing stations to wear ship (gybing to the unfamiliar, or to put it another way changing direction whilst still sailing) followed by a lecture on ships lights […]

February 24, 2014
Day 7                           Saturday 22nd February 2014   Forward Starboard here.  Day 7 of our voyage sees us leaving Deceptio n Island heading for either Cuverville or Port Lockroy, the weather i s cold clear and the sea is relatively calm. Whales were spotted afte r our exit through Neptune’s Bellows and so far this watch […]

February 24, 2014
Day 6                           Friday 21st February 2014   What a contrast! Yesterday evening we were still being tossed around in Drake’s Passage although we only had less than seventy miles to go to Boyd Strait into the South Shetlands.   By early this morning we were in the Bransfield Strait. The sea was c onsiderably calmer […]

February 24, 2014
58 07S 061 53W   Sailing in a SW Force 6 wind with a heavy swell and rough sea. Still making our way across Drake’s Passage with the Southern Ocean g iving us a taste of the poorer conditions for which it is renowned. However having endured a day and night of heaving and rolling […]

February 24, 2014
23rd February – 4th March 2014 Day 1 and 2 onboard Tenacious, leaving Malta, heading for Sicily. The voyage crew arrived and boarded around 4pm, warmly welcomed by their watch leaders and the permanent crew. Bunks were found and to the great joy of some of the female crew, there was more than one little […]

February 22, 2014
TNS 397 An early morning call for the voyage crew with much to do to leave the ship clean and tidy. Stripping the bunks and putting the laundry for washing was followed by a good Happy Hour of cleaning. We were rewarded with a breakfast of bacon and sausage baps ~ Yummy! Some voyage crew […]

February 21, 2014
TNS 397 A building swell and waves were felt in the movement of the ship throughout the night. The middle and morning watches had handed all sails and we were running on engines. Approaching Valletta in the morning, the sight of many white topped waves and fling spray was spectacular. Passing through the piers into […]

February 20, 2014
TNS 397 Left Repostio after breakfast on engines ~ hopefully to find wind changing to north east to sail south back to Malta. Later in 12:30 – 4:30 pm afternoon watch there was a man overboard exercise. A loud cry of “Man Overboard” from the stern saw the ship turned back as quickly as possible. […]

February 19, 2014
Day 3 Tuesday 18th February 2014 Total on Board: 50 – a full ship, Voyage crew 35, 8 permanent crew, 2 supernumerary Antarctica experts, 1 watch keeper (to look for ice), 4 volunteers. Voyage crew from: England, Croatia, Dublin, Australia, Scotland, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Belgium and Jersey. Hola! [Spanish for Ahoy of course?]… Here […]

February 19, 2014
Tenacious voyage 397  Wednesday Feb 19th Alongside in Riposto, Sicily. At 23.00 yesterday evening we were sailing a course of 345deg towards Riposto on the east coast of Sicily. We spotted what looked like a red distress flare 2 points aft of the starboard beam and well above the horizon. We quickly realised that this […]

February 18, 2014
STW 26 Blog Sunday 16th February to Wednesday 12th March 2014 Ushuaia – Antarctica- Ushuaia Captain:                      Chris Phillips 1st Mate:                     Jon West 2nd Mate:                    Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun:                         Lesley Sale Chief Engineer:         Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer:           […]

February 18, 2014
TNS 397 We spent the day in Siracusa, Sicily. The morning began with assisted climbs, well done natlie, ryan and luke the mountain goat for their big efforts. We then ventured onto the old island that is part of Siracusa where we got a taste of the open air market. The ship set sail at […]

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