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June 5, 2015
05/06/15 TNS439 from Pointe Du Hoc Yesterday afternoon most crew went ashore for lunch in Cherbourg, and the fore course was rigged by the Leadership At Sea crew members. An enjoyable evening was experienced by all; delicious food but mussels are in season from July here, and best not to ask for them on the menu […]

June 4, 2015
04/06/15 TNS439 A big bonjour to all our loyal followers and those tuning in for the first time! Welcome to day three of our voyage on-board the beautiful barque “Tenacious” (and what an incredible barque she is!) Coming to you from Cherbourg, France! The intrepid adventurers on-board have been kept busy overnight settling into life at […]

June 4, 2015
04/06/15 LN868 Day 4….  Up to a lovely morning, on a course north past Land’s End and along the Cornish coast.  Swell from the SW giving her quite a roll.  Progressing further into the Bristol Channel, FP watch took over at 1230.  We were escorted by a pod of common dolphins.  Spectacular flowing swimmers!  Captain […]

June 3, 2015
03/06/15 TNS439 Today we left Southampton about 10.00 under a sunny sky. Captain Darren gave us an interesting commentary on the vessels we passed including the Danish and Norwegian Royal Yachts. We headed towards Cowes first, on the Isle of Wight, where we were surrounded by yachts of all kinds, racing and cruising, in a […]

June 2, 2015
03/06/15 LN868 My first JST voyage, now in its 3rd day. We left Jersey early this morning –  we were unable to leave as planned on Sunday the 1st when everyone had arrived because of a gale with gusts over 50 knots. This gave us the opportunity to bond, learn the various duties awaiting us en route, and, […]

June 2, 2015
02/06/15 TNS439 We (the voyage crew) arrived in Southampton and joined Tenacious in dribs and drabs all excited and eager to get under way. As normal the adventure started with the issuing of bunks and watches, followed by kit. Then of course it’s the very interesting and very important compulsory talks. Once the theory was explained […]

May 31, 2015
31/05/15 TNS438 What a change.  Twenty four hours after passing between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles in glorious sunshine, we entered the Needles Channel in rain and mist with poor visibility.  The passage up the Channel had been swift and uneventful with southerly and westerly winds pushing us on at speeds of up to […]

May 30, 2015
30/05/15 TNS438 Friday – Turn left at the mouth of Milford Haven, carefully delivering the pilot and his bag of cakes to the Milford Haven pilot boat, and off we go, endeavouring not to bump into Lands’ End or the Isles of Scilly in the dark. After a wet and dreary morning, the sun has come out, we have […]

May 29, 2015
29/05/15 LN867 No sooner had we got everyone on board and made our introductions to our bunk mates, we were straight into the afternoon meeting. In the meeting we were introduced to all the permanent members of the ship’s crew and the three volunteer crew. We ran through the various safety briefings, not forgetting the […]

May 28, 2015
28/05/15 TNS438 All have arrived for the delivery trip from Milford Haven to Southampton, and many have stayed on from maintenance too, so we now have 49 on board. Some new faces, first time sailors, and some old friends. Tim at the Heart of Oak just across from us has put on tapas for our […]

May 27, 2015
27/05/15 TNS438 One of us is avoiding the hard work that is the human chain, who are passing ships stores from shore to freezer and food stores down below, by slipping away to write the blog! This is the last full day of maintenance and work continues apace as we try to get finished before […]

May 22, 2015
21/5/15 LN866 Setting sail from Southampton on the Tuesday morning, we made swift (and slightly bumpy!) progress over to Cherbourg through some choppy waters which proved to be too much for some of the crews stomachs! Anchoring in the outer harbour overnight, we went through the lock gates into the inner harbour on Wednesday morning […]

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