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November 5, 2014
Everyone has passed away except from Carolyn… So the Lord Nelsons “Hunger Games” have sadly finished and the odds weren’t in aft starboard’s favour.  But, on the plus side, it’s the start of November and it’s mostly clear skies and the sun is shining down giving us a nice 27.8 degrees of heat! We’re only […]

November 4, 2014
Nearly there! (about 250nm to go to Gran Canaria!) Today, we, Forward Port Watch, sit on the bridge experiencing alternating bright sunshine and sideways rain from squalls, trying not to think that this will be one of our last days left at sea before we reach our destination and wave goodbye to some of our […]

November 3, 2014
Day 15 We had a very interesting talk from MP Jo last night about her Round the World Clipper yacht race. Time will tell whether anyone was tempted to follow in her footsteps and have a go! A beautiful morning with sunshine and wind, the sails are up and we’re making good progress towards Las […]

November 2, 2014
Day 14 We began the day 200 ‘knotical’ miles West of Cape St. Vincent.  We are under sail, all squares on foremast, no course on mainmast. Pleasant winds and an almost cloudless sky are keeping the crew happy. Experiencing large swells, which contributed to a flying wineglass in the Bar last night. Please note the […]

November 1, 2014
Yesterday, on Halloween we started our ship murder mystery game, whereby everyone on the ship had to pick pieces of paper from the hat to determine who you will kill, where and with what object. Luis (‘Count Spectacular’) was the first to die and within 24 hours half of the crew were ‘dead’. The best […]

October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween from all aboard Lord Nelson! The sun has been shining again today as we’ve motored ever closer to the Canaries (those mythical northerly winds have yet to appear, though we’re hopeful to get a sighting in the next few days!). The crew had a lovely day and evening in Portugal’s Leixoes and Porto, […]

October 28, 2014
Greetings from the entire voyage crew of Lord Nelson! We’re writing to you today from Cabo Finisterre, just off the North West corner of Spain, having negotiated our way through the Bay of Biscay in surprisingly mild conditions, even managing to turn off the engine and actually sail again as we got further south! What […]

October 28, 2014
Star date, 28th October, 2014, Ships Log These are the stories of the voyage of the JST Lord Nelson. To boldly, courageously and just plain fool hardily to go where everyone has been before! On the noon to four watch today are; Luis, Alex, Ellie, Jordan, Billy “the Kid”, Phil and Crispian. Big Bill, our […]

October 26, 2014
After night watches spent marvelling at swarms of luminescent jellyfish passing by, we awoke this morning to blazing sunshine and magnificent clear blue sky. Summer had returned and there were a few knobbly knees on show as members of the crew donned shorts in celebration. As we make our way through the Bay of Biscay […]

October 25, 2014
LORD NELSON AT SEA ! Motor sailing in long slow swells, several of the voyage crew are struggling with seasickness to various degrees; the ones not suffering are doing a great job of keeping spirits up and supplying drinks and snacks. We saw numerous dolphins playing alongside on Friday afternoon, always brings a few smiles! […]

October 24, 2014
Thursday 23rd, October to Friday 24th October. Today we set off on our voyage from Southampton port, sailed past the Needles in the Solent, and then we got a chance to climb the mast and then onto the yards, which was great and we had a great view.  We learned how to turn the yards […]

October 20, 2014
LN855 Southampton to Gran Canaria 20th October  – 8th November 2014 . Captain: Chris Phillips Mate: Ali Travis 2nd Mate: Lesley Sale Bosun: Tom Johnson Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Gareth Bramwell Cook: Derek Carr Medical Purser: Jo Jackson Bosun’s Mates: Fred Normandale, Bill Cordaroy, Elizabeth Turner Cook’s Assistant: Victoria McAllister Plus Voyage Crew: […]

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