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July 23, 2016
TNS463 – 23/07/2016 – The excitement of spotting land yesterday  was overtaken by the eggtraordinary eggsploits of a watch team competition of “Egg Drop”. Watches has to chuck an egg from the first platform of the foremast aft along the ship without it breaking or going overboard .The competition was overseen by our expert panel […]

July 22, 2016
TNS463 22/07/2016 Hello from Forward Port! We write from roughly 30 degrees south and 30 miles from Australia – a bit of coast called Nambucca Heads. Land has been in view for the last few hours but, with Matt as lookout (or sunbathing) on the main cross-trees, that is old news now. The talk of […]

July 20, 2016
TNS463 20/07/2016  – Aloha from Tenacious! Our Murder Mystery game is now down to the elite few serial murderers which include Ali and Maz the only members of Permanent Crew still surviving and Lucilla the Ripper being finally killed off! After dinner last night, we handed the majority of our sails, which leaves us with […]

July 20, 2016
TNS463 20/07/2016 After the serenity pool calm of the last 48 hours, the day broke grey and gently choppy. Staggering like drunks wending our way home at closing time, we navigated the ship as it reared and dipped with the swell. This mood change has hinted at the power of the ocean and the challenges […]

July 19, 2016
LN899 19/07/2016 – Pardy, FP Watch  Awoke for a 4am Watch on the Bridge, only to then be brutally murdered by First Mate Steve with a sticky mat in the Nellie murder mystery game.  I should really appeal the manner in which he crept up behind me citing my visual impairment as defence!  Really enjoy […]

July 19, 2016
TNS463 19/07/2016  We did 8-12 watch last night and there was a chill in the air.  The watch was brightened by games and nonsense, and the moonbow. This morning we woke up to barely any wind whatsoever and a calm sea which was reflected in our speed of 2 knots. We put the Royal and […]

July 18, 2016
TNS463 – 18/07/2016 – Forward Port Watch. Time 12.30 pm At this time we are sailing towards Sydney at a very gentle 4 knots. The spanker was handed yesterday evening as the winds went light and unfortunately they are due to go even lighter in the next 12 hours or so which may mean we […]

July 17, 2016
A glorious sunny Sunday on board, with time to ourselves as there was no happy hour or drills. We remain sailing towards Lisbon (hopefully) as we are still without electronics and doing it the old fashioned way. The galley has now joined in with the retro feel and served butterscotch Angel Delight for puds (found […]

July 17, 2016
TNS463 17/07/2016 –  Hello from Aft Port! The mayhem of our Murder Mystery has started and the game will commence first thing tomorrow morning, keep an eye out for updates! Around 3.30am this morning, the eagle eyed watch spotted a Moonbow (rainbow caused by the brightness of the moon) it may have been faint but it […]

July 16, 2016
LN899 16/07/2016 – As reported yesterday the light winds meant we were unable to make the first way point. The good news was we were not disqualified, but attracted a time penalty. Sadly the continuing light winds meant we were in danger of drifting into busy controlled shipping lanes so Captain Richard took the decision to […]

July 16, 2016
TNS463 16/07/2016 – First off we’ve had some birthdays onboard in the last few days (which meant lots of yummy cake!) so BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Mike (AP), Seb (FP) and of course, our top notch Irish Medical Purser, Ronan! New Caledonia offered various sights and events such as a Cathedral, Aquarium and of course, the […]

July 15, 2016
TNS463 15/07/16 – We have just left Noumea in New Caledonia. We motored into Noumea on a Monday too find a closed town. On Tuesday the weather was fabulous and the voyage crew soon went their various ways to investigate the island. A popular place was the Island of Ducks approached very easily by water taxi and […]

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