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September 6, 2014
The weather is beautiful and we’re under sail! Going at 4 knots and spirits are high. We are once again out of sight of land. We’re currently in a shipping lane consisting of… us! The temperature is starting to drop as we head into more northerly waters, so our woolly fleeces being put into action! […]

September 5, 2014
DAY 23 or thereabouts – Friday 5th September So after two and a half days on land, we’re all at sea again waving goodbye to the lovely Faial, determinedly trying to find our sea legs while we watch the lumps of land grow ever smaller… We all said that we’ll be back to the Azores […]

September 4, 2014
Day 5 of the Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships voyage begins with the crew finding a rouge stowaway hitching a ride aboard Tenacious. It flew down into the crew’s quarters and eventually turned out that it was a little lost Robin far away from home! We were also accompanied for a brief period of time […]

September 3, 2014
We motored overnight from Flores and Corvo under moonlit skies to arrive off Faial in the early morning of yesterday. A bit of ‘stooging’ in the Canal do Sao Jorge ensued to allow sufficient time for more sail stowing and arrival preparations. Whilst doing this, dolphins, a humpback and a sperm whale languidly swam past […]

September 3, 2014
Day 4 Forward Port WATCH The final race day: the race was set to end at 1600 hours, just off St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight. Already tension filled the air. Could we possibly overtake our deadly rival, the dastardly Stavros S Niarchos (which had unaccountably stolen a march on us)? Luckily the wind was […]

September 1, 2014
Forward Starboard Watch. Well we’ve been racing for 33hours and have covered 131 miles. Sailing has been gentle but generally the wind has been kind and behind (SW) to help us gently progress up the channel. Last night was beautiful with the moon and stars, our position came in this morning as 6th in class […]

August 31, 2014
News from around Lord Nelson. Yesterday evening Jess caught her first fish. After days and days of fruitless labour she has finally been rewarded by catching a Dorado. It was a very impressive fish. It was quite big and a pretty colour. What else is there to say about a fish? Last night we unfortunately […]

August 31, 2014
Day 2 Blog from Aft Port Watch… Gemma and Jenni…. Woke up to a lovely sunny morning in Falmouth, had breakfast and then up on deck as we hauled the two gangplanks on to the top of the deck house and then cast off from the dock and set off under engine. The ship briefly […]

August 30, 2014
Talls ship race Falmouth – Greenwich DAY 1 Falmouth was heaving with people – sailors from almost 50 Tall Ships, spectators and tradespeople, along with many local volunteers, who were part of the excellent organising team. #Day 1 on board was hectic, with the last crew departing immediately before us, the crew for the Tall […]

August 29, 2014
Falmouth The day started quietly as the crew on the various vessels started to stir ready for another day. Quite a few of the voyage crew left the ship at 08.45 ready to make their way to Gyllynvase beach, in order to participate in various inter ships sports events including 5 a side and beach […]

August 28, 2014
Tales from the middle of the pond. Those aboard Lord Nelson are not at all bored! Ha ha. and it’s Nellie to those who sail her. Now nine days from land and daily life of the ship at sea has definitely set in. The 0730 wake up calls have become increasingly adventurous from initial crude […]

August 27, 2014
It’s blowing at a force 5 at the moment and we are doing a consistent 7 knots under sail. We are also entirely lacking in waterproofs!! It is actually sunny at the moment as we cross the Atlantic. NOT something I ever expected when signing up for this trip. Must be mentioned that it’s not […]

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