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October 27, 2015
LN884 27/10/15 Aft Starboard; Stan, Henry, Charlotte, Bryn, Maria and Esme And we’re off! Set sail from Southampton at 10:30am under motor, Lisbon bound. Esme was inventing nautical terms, a beehive became a ‘snake pit’ and springs/mooring lines became ‘big ropes’.  We completed our seamanship training which consisted of bracing the yards, evacuation drill and different […]

October 20, 2015
20/10/15 Nellie is currently sitting quietly at anchor in the Solent, 2 cables north of the West Lepe buoy. It’s very quiet and a bit lonely on watch at the moment with only the sound of the man at VTS on VHF channel 12 (he sounds like a very nice chap) to keep me company. […]

October 5, 2015
TNS453 05/10/15 Well what a voyage. During a beautiful day spent at anchor in Warbarrow Bay, certain intrepid voyage crew ventured aboard the RIB and bounced across to Ludlow Bay in the glorious October sunshine we ate ice creams, some indulged in a pint or two, and exchanged friendly banter with the crew of Lord […]

October 3, 2015
LN884 30/10/15 Aft Port Day 6 – well after a pretty windy night with sideways rain and gusts of up to 45 knots, the weary crew of Lord Nelson rose to a much calmer sea! After breakfast the captain happily announced that the wind was finally in the right direction and with enough speed to […]

October 3, 2015
LN882 03/10/15 And so all too quickly we come to day 6 of our voyage. Another lovely day with the sun dawning over a misty Worbarrow Bay where we had anchored for the night, with Tenacious nearby.  We had had a glorious afternoon ashore the previous day, exploring the delights of Lulworth Cove…..some venturing no […]

October 3, 2015
TNS453 01/10/15 Tenacious will be leaving our shores very soon for totally different climes and experiences. It will be sad for us lesser mortals who will not be able to participate in the future antipodean adventures. We wish everyone well, and to welcoming everyone home safe and sound with the obvious prospect of further voyages. […]

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 […]

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