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April 25, 2014
Day 7 Today was Claire’s birthday so Dave, the cook, made her a cake with Dulce de leche (almost latin: siesta and dulce de leche) The wind has been very shifty since yesterday that’s why we had to change the sails during the night however we have had speeds up to 7 knots which mean […]

April 25, 2014
Left St Malo after 2 nights in the inner harbour. This is a lovely walled city with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a scenic walk around the top of the walls. The ship was taken out by the pilot, with Ben on the helm, through the lock then through the eastern channel with a commentary […]

April 24, 2014
A SOUTH ATLANTIC ODYSSEY. A very warm welcome from the Aft Port watch on Day 6 of our South Atlantic voyage from Punta del Este to Rio de Janeiro. This is our second full day at sea and any initial sickness is well behind us and we are starting to pull together(pun intended) well as a ship’s company. […]

April 23, 2014
23/04/14 Buenas tardes a todos! We’re motoring along in bright sunshine, under clear blue skies (34S 51W) having left Punta del Este at 1330 yesterday (Tuesday, 22 April) with a multi-national crew, including a number of Argentinians and Uruguayans. Last night’s watches were rather cold but the stars were spectacular with a wonderful view of the Milky Way and […]

April 21, 2014
Day 3 We joined two days ago, and it was very exciting to come aboard this magnificent ship. We were assigned our bunks by Ronan and we waited until everyone arrived. Yesterday we had the security speech, climbing training and an emergency drill. The groceries also arrived so we all formed a chain and hand-balled everything on-board. We had […]

April 20, 2014
Middle watch Bay of Biscay Ship cracking along under topsails & staysails at 9 knots yesterday. All crew celebrated Cadet Josh’s 21st birthday with a kangaroo court over absent chocolate bars. Force 7 in a moderate sea. Now Motor sailing under staysails and jibs In a heavier sea wind dropped to 6 knots. Dramatic moon […]

April 18, 2014
Morning all its currently forward starboard watch on 00-00-0400 watch full sails and happy whale watching, the ship sprung a few leeks around the ship (the cook created faces out of leek heads and put them around the ship and a real leak in the lower mess!!! Have to be on board to get this!!) […]

April 17, 2014
The ship left Muros and we motor sailed to Carino. Anchored off Carino and a shore party went ashore in the rib to see if we could moor alongside the harbour. Unfortunately we were not able to get alongside and permission was not given to let us anchor. Julia helmed the ship out at 16.00 […]

April 16, 2014
A very good morning to you all. It is Wednesday the 16th of April day 14 of the trip from Gibraltar to Southampton. We are currently under motor heading 070 on our way to our next port after spending 2 nights in town of Muros. The reaction to Tenacious by the local people has been […]

April 14, 2014
Yesterday morning we left Isles de Cies and then made our way up the coast to Muros initially anchoring. The locals were very welcoming and we then went alongside in the evening drawing in quite a crowd on the quayside that was enjoying their evening promenade. We moored alongside the jetty at 18:47, and then […]

April 14, 2014
Day 6 Well, the last two days have been interesting. We had to leave our anchorage at Piriapolis as we started dragging our anchor on Saturday morning because the winds had increased faster than expected. We motored out towards sea and set sails as soon as we were clear, heading out towards the ocean. We […]

April 13, 2014
Day 11 on the voyage or in the world outside – London Marathon Day It seems strange to be writing this report anchored of Muros in the sun and about to write a small report regarding the London Marathon. Many of you who have sailed on the ships or done maintenance over the past few […]

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