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July 24, 2015
24/07/15 LN873 We started off bright and early to help with the assisted climbs and wheelchairs aloft where Alice and Mislav did a self ascent, something very new to them and extremely rewarding. Most of the assisted climbers were first-timers – nervous about going up but feeling very pleased when they got down.  All ran […]

July 22, 2015
22/07/15 LN873 Set off after breakfast heading to Forsund. With some spare time on our hands, James gave a presentation on Intelectual History, which is geography in relation to people and how the landscape affects the development of communities. A very interesting topic which raised a number of questions especially as we’re sailing through the […]

July 21, 2015
21/07/15 LN873 Woke to a rather dull, wet and grey morning but that wasn’t going to spoil our sense of adventure.There were a number of key attractions starting with a visit to a small boat yard which was home to the Gustine an old sailing boat dating back to the 18th century. The boat was undergoing […]

July 21, 2015
21/07/15 TNS444 We had a glorious morning anchored at Torbay, where those who wanted, did some assisted climbing of both main and fore masts. Following lunch, we set sail (off anchor) and started our long sail towards the Isle of Wight. Unfortunately we’ve had a mist surround us for most of the afternoon and first […]

July 20, 2015
20/07/15 LN873 Last night we sailed under engine along the coast. There was quite a swell – Force 4 wind and rain. We were on watch from 8 to 12 We took turns at the helm and at lookout points. Tom took the helm for the first time and was considered a natural. F/S W/L […]

July 19, 2015
19/07/15 LN873 Well….where are we? The answer is somewhere on the sea between Alesund and Rosendahl. We left Alesund yesterday morning in a fine parade of the sailing ships and lots of admirers in small craft hooting and tooting. The sun shone and the mists on the snowy hills made it all very romantic and just the sort of […]

July 19, 2015
19/07/15 TNS444 What a beautiful day for sailing. After our safety briefings and instruction sessions in Weymouth we departed the pier and anchored in the bay. After a quiet night we awoke to a lovely morning, motored out past Portland and then set our sails. All the square sails were set, we managed to sail […]

July 15, 2015
15/07/15 TNS443 The breakfast call came at 07:30 and the fog had rolled in over the English Channel. However, as the morning wore on, there was hope that there might be an Easterly wind that could aid us in sailing to Weymouth! We were given a talk on setting sails to hopefully prepare us to raise them […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 It is windy and wet in the North Sea as Tenacious is about to enter the Dover TSS. Sadly we are not under sail as the wind is directly SW – where we want to be! We had a very windy night at anchor off Oostende that was so rough that the permanent […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 LN872 We have arrived in the fjords of Norway after a taxing voyage across the North Sea in a mixture of storms, rain and moments of being becalmed. We fought to continue to be in the race until the last moment but as the weather continued to turn against us it made the captain […]

July 14, 2015
13/07/15 LN782 After all the excitement of the dolphins and whales the excitement continued with a traditional Sunday dinner including Yorkshire Puddings! After dinner the Leadership @ Sea gang organised an inter watch quiz where we all got together to answer various questions leaving one team victorious (even if they did have some inside info […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 After delicious pizza in the lower mess with the whole crew, it was time to settle in to the comfy recesses of the boat while another lucky watch got the drizzle and fog of the 12-4pm watch. We chatted together and played a few rounds of cards as the rain began to ease off. After […]

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