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June 14, 2017
Welcome to TNS 489. Wellington to Auckland. At 1300hrs on Day 1, the voyage crew joined Tenacious. Watch leaders were primed with smiley faces and warm welcomes to get us off to a good start as we begun our afternoon of orientation. We spent the afternoon as one group with the Captain and Chief Mate […]

June 14, 2017
Foreward Starboard Watch Blog 14. 06.17 Day 7 Whilst we remain under sail, the wind dropped last night and Capt Richard decided to start the engines. This kept us going at between 4-6 knots. Our last watch was 8pm-12 midnight yesterday and it was a beautiful evening with a dramatic  sunset. The sky was clear […]

June 13, 2017
Last night’s watch started with the news that we had travelled 500 miles. 500 miles under sail, 500 miles closer to our destination and 500 miles closer to each other. Fortunately during our travels the weather has been wonderful, the worst being a smattering of rain here or there. The wind has stayed consistent and […]

June 11, 2017
On day 4, life on board is beginning to settle into a routine – however the weather around us continues to keep us on our toes. After yet another delicious breakfast, the call for ‘all hands on deck’ was made. Much to the relief of the mess crew, who were swift to set about clearing […]

June 10, 2017
Morning brought a spectacular sunrise and after a hearty full English breakfast, all crew were briefed on upcoming sailing plans and the weather forecast. ‘Happy Hour’ cleaning made the boat shipshape, and ringing alarm bells brought us to our final evacuation drill. Prepared for arctic seas in our red telly tubby immersion suits, we were […]

June 9, 2017
We arrived at West India Dock which was a hive of building activity in typically British, drizzly weather. It wasn’t long before boarding that Captain Richard decided to get us on our way.  Following an intensive briefing, we left South Quay passing through the dock gate and onto the ebbing tide in the Thames. Having […]

June 6, 2017
You could join the JST on a Cadetship, generously funded by Trinity House. This incredible opportunity not only offers tall ship sailing experience, but these are the only tall ships in the world that are wheelchair accessible. This makes a JST voyage like no other. With a diverse mixed-ability crew on each journey, you are bound […]

June 5, 2017
Blog written by a voyage crew of Sea Scouts on a 4 day sail from Wellington NZ. We really enjoyed the breakfast today. We have to take turns at helping in the galley and doing the washing up – there’s a lot of dishes to wash! We next had a “happy hour” where we scrubbed […]

June 2, 2017
This Blog is a summary of ideas and comments from a young and enthusiastic voyage crew of Sea-scouts who are on-board for a 4 day voyage from Wellington We are a group of Sea-scouts from Wellington New Zealand, super excited to get aboard the Tenacious! We got on board to learn all the safety requirements […]

May 31, 2017
As we waited for Lord Nelson to open its gangway on the quayside in St Helier, there was a mixture of nerves and excitement among 38 total strangers all waiting to board this magnificent vessel and live together in close quarters for the next 4 days. Then in a flash, the ship which was peacefully […]

May 31, 2017
Travel Logs of Scottie on a learning journey The original ask of if I required a challenge I was good enough to partake in, happened at headway Jersey. I was both intrigued and driven to prove I am worth the effort of others to have kept me alive and stare in wonder over 2 years […]

May 21, 2017
Day 19 With a brisk wind coming from the snow covered peaks of the mountains, the afternoon watch was graced with the sight of two sea lions playing in the waves off the Port side. Soon afterwards, as the wind and waves picked up a little, a pod of Common Dolphins came to play in […]

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