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September 7, 2017
Ben sailed with the Jubilee Sailing Trust for the first time in September 2016 at the age of 41. In his youth, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, put on weight and after a few years, started to get health implications around this condition. In 2011 he broke his toe on a rugby tour, which […]

September 5, 2017
Blue skies, talking ‘bout blue skies, where we are. Calm seas, nothin’ but calm seas, where we are…. Murder on Lord Nelson has moved to new levels of complexity; the ten remaining delinquents have been given new targets, new murder weapons, and new assassination venues. Becoming a successful serial killer seems to ask for a […]

September 4, 2017
1600-1600 The great weather continued right up until the majestic pink sunset as people prepared for the fish/goat dinner parade (we crossed the tropic of Capricorn today) followed by their after hours watches. Many laughs were had and lots of chocolate consumed through the watch 2000 – 2359 (burning off the calories with a few […]

September 2, 2017
Having survived a pukey start to the voyage, things have started to turn pretty bizarre on the Tenacious over the past 24 hours. The weather’s being amazingly kind to us (touch wood). The initial wild winds and rain we had the first couple of days was truly character building, but we’re definitely relishing in the […]

September 1, 2017
We have crossed the halfway mark to the Azores which everyone is very excited about. In the past couple of days there have been sightings of schools of flying fish, a couple of pods of dolphins and even a whale. At one point yesterday we had all of the sails set and the team worked […]

August 31, 2017
Finally after six days at sea we were able to set sail and turn off the engine. So far perfect sailing weather let’s hope it lasts until the Azores! News from the deck was the sighting of a flight of hard working geese headed south and a number of playful dolphins encouraging Nellie on. The […]

August 30, 2017
Much calmer weather today as we pushed on under engine power. Continuous rolling made certain tasks trickier, but yesterday’s worst cases of seasickness cleared up. Warmest day so far, an ‘emergency laundry’ brought relief to some in the form of clean socks etc. Captain Chris brought the chart down and explained that we have successfully […]

August 29, 2017
Why? I’m not a sailor, I don’t go on boats unless I have to and my only skirmishes with the sea otherwise are paddling in the gentle waves that lap the beautiful beaches of Jersey on a hot sunny day. So volunteering for this was definitely not driven by a love of the sea or […]

August 29, 2017
Since my last entry I have predominantly been at Warsash completing my phase 3 studying; stability, cargo operations, maritime law, ship operations, and manoeuvring. This took from mid-September to just after Easter. I found this phase very interesting as it reinforced and expanded the knowledge that I picked up whilst at sea. Phase 3 was […]

August 29, 2017
Lord Nelson Blog – Aft Port Watch Well … things could not be more different weather wise in the last 24 hours. We have had winds of over Force 7, exciting swells to roller coaster across, the deck has been washed by copious rain while we have also had times when the sea temperature has […]

August 26, 2017
Today was our first full day of movement. We left Saint John around 17:00 yesterday and have been motoring around since then. The weather has been fairly nice, no rain and just enough wind; but it’s been so cold! We set up the stay sails around 00:15 and they’ve been up ever since. We’re currently […]

August 12, 2017
Last night we all enjoyed the local hospitality with the crew meal for the Tall ships crews (Conveniently right next to the ship). We had a beautiful buffet meal, drinks and music followed by a fireworks display in the harbour. Our day started with some training on rope handling, getting familiar with bracing, sweating and […]

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