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October 5, 2013
TNS 385 day 6 Aft Port reporting. Yesterday saw us finally escaping the clutches of Cherbourg’s boulangeries and bars, staggering back onto Tenacious laden with pastries, cheeses and the odd bottle of wine and beer. With the sails stowed ahead of bad weather, we motored out of Cherbourg in the dark which enabled the crew […]

October 4, 2013
Voy 385 Hi this is Josh, it’s been an eventful day leaving Cherbourg, and climbing the mast of the ship, and helping with the lines as the ship left Her moorings . Owing to a bad weather forecast of strong winds our departure time was changed from 7:00am to 19:00 pm This gave us time […]

October 3, 2013
Voyage 385 Day 4 Thursday 3rd October Hello this is Captain Honest Jonesy, This morning I got up and was dressed by 6.30 so I was early for Breakfast of fried Egg, Half a Tomato and Baked Beans on Toast. After Breakfast we had a talk explaining about Sailing Boat Sails. Then we went up […]

October 2, 2013
Day 9 Wednesday 2nd October In all our excitement yesterday, we forgot to mention that on day 7, we carried out the assisted climbs with the beautiful backdrop of Eden. The only thing that broke the serenity was the blasting of ACDC’S Hells Bells and it’s a Long Way to the Top, whilst the climbers […]

October 1, 2013
Jolly ho!from the Starboard watch – Here is our story from 20:00 Tuesday 1st October. Our watch consists of a fully stoked compliment of 9 persons, all happy and enjoying the journey so far. We start the watch at the end of a tasty dinner of pork chops topped with Dijon mustard sauce followed by […]

October 1, 2013
TNS 385 web day 2 Hi from Aft Starboard watch – we have 3 ‘first timers’ as well as several seasoned hands on our watch. Here is one impression from the first full day and day2. Despite Keith’s research prior to the voyage, nothing could meet the reality ! “The ship is stunning and, after […]

September 30, 2013
Voy 385 TNS Well it might be the last day of September but for some lucky people it is the first day for a 7 day voyage on Tenacious. By 1pm most of the voyage crew were signing on to be a regular sailor for the duration of the trip Signing on meant that they […]

September 27, 2013
Yesterday we had a quiet afternoon on the ship followed by a knot tying workshop hosted by Kevin with the help of two old salts Richard and David. As the weather turned Paul and Farren decided to cast a fishing line out and managed to catch 3 flathead with 2 being for the skipper’s birthday […]

September 26, 2013
Day 3, star date 26/09/2013 We are currently anchored in idyllic ‘Wineglass Bay’ after an uncomfortable and cold night’s sail up from Hobart. The calmer weather this morning let everyone recover. According to Fwd Port’s watchleader there was wildlife, a seal and a sea eagle which stole the fish the seal had caught, to be […]

September 25, 2013
STW 19 Blog Hobart to Sydney 24th September to 4th October 2013   Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Jon West 2nd Mate: Jim Phillips 3rd Mate: Kevin King Bosun: Rob McDonald Chief Engineer: Alan Grant 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Supernumerary engineer: Mike Snoxell Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Bosun’s Mates: Alan Fisher and […]

September 20, 2013
Day 8 Friday 20th Yesterday evening we anchored in Snug bay, our second choice after Adventure bay, but most welcome for its calmness. In the evening there was racing in the bar, where much money was betted and much money was made for the JST. Sandblaster won nearly every race until the last when Dobin […]

September 18, 2013
From calm seas and pleasant weather, the sun shone through as we ventured in Port Davey – forty-five miles west of Hobart – just above the south-west corner of Tasmania. According to those of the United Kingdom, Port Davey looks like the west coast of Scotland – rugged rock-capped peaks with tree-shrouded hillsides and valleys […]

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