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October 1, 2015
LN882 01/10/15 Amid sporadic gunfire from the nearby Army firing range, the Lord Nelson and Tenacious are now hunkered down in Chapman’s Pool. With lights dimmed to take best advantage of the area’s Dark Sky Park, the crew lounged on deck or enjoyed some rest in the bar after a third day’s hard racing. Both […]

September 30, 2015
LN882 30/09/15 Howdy folks! In true sailing fashion we’re now on plan D, fast approaching plan Z.  A quote from Higgsy “we are adapting to a changing situation”.  We are a bit short-handed so have been divided into three watches, not four:  Red, White and Blue.  This means a bit less rest/sleep/ drinking time but […]

September 30, 2015
TNS453 30/09/15 Second day of racing. Today it was to be a one to one race with no time handicap for The Lord Nelson. We set off from anchor, which involved a lot of line pulling, bracing and best of all, sail setting. Lord Nelson managed a better start but just before the wearing point […]

September 29, 2015
TNS453 29/09/15 Day 2, 6.00 am No sign of France, no sign of breakfast but the sun was up. Once again a beautiful morning and the anticipation of the race is heard in everyone’s voice. The rumble of the generator engine had rocked me to sleep. More training on setting the sails, and we are nearly […]

September 28, 2015
TNS453 28/09/15 Muster Muster. A beautiful autumn afternoon and a fresh wind greets us as we climb on board the Jubilee Sailing Trust ship “Tenacious”. For many of us, the first time on board a tall ship, and very impressive she is. Dinner talk from the Captain about the race tomorrow. New faces, new experiences, we […]

September 27, 2015
Tenacious Anniversary Day Sail Day Sail on Tenacious – celebrating 15 years of sailing with mixed ability crews since she was built by all those wonderful Shorewatch volunteers as well as the superb innovative new ship team. Little did we realise when Lindsey Neve first put her and our dream into words that so many […]

September 21, 2015
TNS452 21/09/15 Monday 21st September myself and Danny made our way through the horizontal rain of Poole to the quay side and the old drinking haunts of yesterday propping up the sqwalking seagulls. Then butterflies in our stomach as the rigging of Tenacious towered up ahead. There she was. We had arrived. We were greeted by […]

September 18, 2015
TNS451 18/09/15 Well TNS451 are onboard and we are sailing!!! After joining the ship yesterday, there were introductions and training for voyage crew followed by climbing the rigging. We spent the night at anchor in Swanage, being lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the boat. More climbing and releasing sails today under blue skies and very light […]

September 7, 2015
TNS449 07/09/15 Early start for aft starboard watch as they drew the short straw for the 3.30am wake up as we prepared to depart anchorage. As we headed along the Thames estuary there was a secret patisserie mission going on in the galley with pastry chef extraordinare Patrick. The cake in question was being prepared in order […]

September 5, 2015
TNS449 06/09/15 Today we had breakfast early because we were on watch it was a yummy sausage, scrambled egg and mushrooms. Nothing overly interesting happened on watch apart from passing a large wind farm. Later in the day we braced some sails but after a while we realised this was pointless because there was no […]

September 5, 2015
TNS449 05/09/15 Busy day firstly getting ready to leave Dunkirk and then getting through the lock and out into the open sea. Having had luck with the wind on the way across we had the wind wrong all day. Amazing how busy the Channel is with everyone on the bridge working hard to get us […]

September 4, 2015
LN878 04/09/15 A quick update! We are motoring towards our berth at Great Yarmouth, with the pilot on board and the fenders ready! The lines men are ahead of us in the Dotti boat, and we are being waved at from the river sides. Holland was a great success, with amazing seafood lunch venues close […]

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