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November 28, 2015
TNS454 28/11/15 Hello good people and followers of the JST blog. Once more we write to you with what seems like nothing to say and yet so much to type. We shall start with a public service announcement. Following yesterday’s happy hour Dr James has been banned from watering the deck due to irresponsible use of the hose. Fair winds […]

November 27, 2015
TNS454 27/11/15 Day 23 HAHA! At last the blog has finally fallen into the control of myself and the rest of forward port watch! After weeks under the tyranny of the aft and starboard watches the truth can at last be told. Simply put Forward Port, as we all know, is the best! Now the truth is out […]

November 25, 2015
TNS454 25/11/15 Day 20 & 21 The voyage crew got land fever and made the most of our short stay. Final preparations were made for the long leg of serious sailing involved in a trans-Atlantic crossing. Las Palmas, Gran Canaries After we got in to harbour and everyone helped with the assisted climb, it was as if […]

November 23, 2015
LN885 22/11/15 Day 13 started with a 7am wake-up call, after an uncomfortable night rolling around. We had to reach our mooring before 10am, because a large number of yachts would be assembling for the start of the annual  transatlantic cruiser race. Once the gangway was in place we had a late breakfast, then everyone […]

November 22, 2015
TNS454 22/11/15 Day 18 Today dawned a bit blowy with a lot of lumps around. Movement needed a bit of planning if it wasn’t going to end with a bump. The good news was that we have been making good speed all night and everyone is enjoying a good sail. Another benefit is that there has been time […]

November 21, 2015
LN885 21/11/15 Dawned reluctantly during our forenoon watch, with Jake as watchleader in Bob’s absence on mess duty. To everyone’s disappointment we had to bypass the Selvage Islands due to a wind change, and we continued towards Las Palmas, steering by the wind rather than on a set course. More cloud, and an increasingly lumpy […]

November 21, 2015
TNS454 21/11/15 Day 17 There may have been important things happening aboard Tenacious all day but the only subject discussed was the Great Egg Drop. At Smoko ring doughnuts were put out; a conversation overheard said; “Should we use those as shock absorbers?” Other conversations were preceded by people looking around for spies seeking technical […]

November 20, 2015
TNS454 20/11/15 Great Eggspectations Part 1 The egg challenge is well underway and the following is just one report that has been received concerning progress. The next blog entry should contain the full report of how the competition ended. Will there be cases of shell shock? Will it all be a terrible yolk? Find out […]

November 19, 2015
LN885 19/11/15 Just leaving Madeira at 9am after 2 nights moored in Funchal. Had a wonderful few days exploring this beautiful island. It began by anchoring outside the harbour with a spectacular backdrop on the 16th. This gave us the opportunity to walk the plank and jump in for a swim. Water temp was a […]

November 19, 2015
TNS454 19/11/15 The crew of Tenacious would like to announce to the world that all cooks, chefs and similar can retire early, as culinary perfection was achieved here today at smoko. Micah’s cinnamon Danish swirls were “indecently delicious” and were very much enjoyed by all the crew. This led Anna to the sad realisation that the most limiting […]

November 19, 2015
LN885 19/11/15 Lord Nelson left Funchal at 9am this morning. The Pilot stayed aboard right to the end of the harbour wall. With Forward Starboard watch at the helm we still managed to clear the island safely. Soon everyone was busy setting sail and we settled into our zigzagging course as we sailed before the wind. The day […]

November 17, 2015
TNS454 17/11/15 Tuesday saw Tenacious crew departing Porto back into the Atlantic swell, artfully dodging fishing buoys for 30 nautical miles. With lighter hearts (and pockets), the crew busied themselves handing sails, exercising on deck and tying each other in knots in the knot tying workshop. Before departing Porto one of our number risked a spell in Portugal’s Prison for […]

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