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May 14, 2018
The people on watches last night were treated to a spectacular show of phosphorescence, fish and dolphins. The best display Rowan has ever seen in European waters, pure magic. After breakfast we continued our passage through Cork Harbour where we picked up our ‘old friend’ Thomas McCarthy to pilot us along the River Lee towards […]

May 14, 2018
The doldrums and rain clouds are now well behind us, though on starboard watch, Pops reports that there’s still a lot of Sargasso weed floating past. It’s a lovely, sunny day and a steady north easterly breeze on the starboard beam makes it perfect sailing weather. We have 11 sails up and are now just […]

May 13, 2018
The Lord Nelson, Nellie to our crew, headed west leaving ‘Blighty’ to sink beyond the eastern horizon. Dolphins treated us to a display on the bow on our western bound tack towards Cork. As always ‘Cookie Dave’ had fed us well. As the light faded a few swallows heading north made many bold attempts to hitch a ride. […]

May 13, 2018
Sunday and day 35 of the mission. Forward starboard have the blog keyboard. We’ve now covered over 4860 nautical miles since Cape Town. We were awoken this morning to the pleasure of a heeling ship (10 to 15 degrees no less), making daily chores slightly more challenging. Morning and afternoon smoko’s saw milk jugs hit […]

May 13, 2018
The next edition of the Tenacious Tattler, the ship’s weekly newspaper, is online and ready to read! Click here to download.

May 12, 2018
Yesterday’s celebrations continued with the presentation of magnificent certificates ably drawn by Scottish Stuart. The awards were helped by a personal delivery from Captain Morgan to Captain Barbara and as the sun was well over the yard arm, the main brace was duly spliced without us even being aware of it being broken. The onboard […]

May 12, 2018
In the wake of a legend…. As our Titanic tribute band proceeded west, we encountered a very lumpy, bumpy channel that brought the old ‘Green Monster’ out in many of the voyage crew. However after a night anchored at Falmouth, we awoke to glorious sunshine and most had recovered their sea legs. RN Chris typifies the commitment of […]

May 11, 2018
A memorable night for Forward Port watch last night – we are happy to report another stunning victory in the Quiz to retain our crown, not least due to Maisie’s encyclopaedic knowledge of brand logos (who says advertising doesn’t work!), after which the night watch proved to be one of the best yet. All was […]

May 11, 2018
A forward from King Neptune: My Court and I made final preparations after swimming up from our lair, 4001 metres beneath the good ship ‘Tenacious’. It was a long way to fin, as trident in hand, fins on our feet we boarded the ship. My vivid fish-scales matched my sea-green arms and face. My Queen, […]

May 11, 2018
The start our voyage into the footsteps of the Titanic’s maiden voyages was delayed slightly by a late fruit and veg delivery – something we don’t think would have happened to the Titanic! It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it gave time for a film crew to find us and film […]

May 10, 2018
Forward Starboard Reporting Strong winds have risen allowing for more active sailing on Tenacious.  The past four weeks of training have helped make the sail handling far smoother than when we first came aboard. We hit our top speed thus far on the voyage: 12.8 knots. Our speed has also been aided by a strong […]

May 8, 2018
At last, after a month of sailing with the wind coming from behind us, today we’ve got a fine breeze on the port beam. That’s meant we’ve been able to set the Main Course! The main course is the bottom, and largest, square sail on the main mast. When the wind comes from astern, the […]

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