14/08/15 140815 Day sail again anchored off Cowes Breakwater and saw a stunning Typhoon 2 display….the RAFs newest jet. Also we were on deck for the fantastic firework display off a barge for the end of Cowes week.
14/08/15 LN875 FAREWELL O SHETLAND ISLANDS It may be raining here somewhere in the North Sea, but we set off from the exotic Fair Isle bathed in sunshine and lovely hospitality from the natives. We had anchored yesterday morning and the PCs ran a Doti boat taxi service to the only landing space so that […]
13/08/15 130815 RA Charlie 1 Anchorage off Cowes Breakwater was the very best spot to watch the stunning display from the Red Arrows! We seemed to be at the very centre of their incredible aerobatics as they dramatically circled the ship.
Maintenance Day I awoke at 6am as could not sleep anymore, as I had fallen asleep at 20:30 last night. I sought out the job of plating up for breakfast on my own, upper mess and lower mess, as I knew I wanted to go into Southampton later, and more importantly to visit the famous JST head office, to […]
12/08/15 LN875 Having anchored in an inlet north of Lerwick overnight, we motored the last few miles to our berth on the Victoria Dock in the North harbour on Tuesday morning. The rest of the day we had shore leave and a chance to explore Britain’s most northerly town with its fascinating old buildings and […]
11/08/15 LN875 This is Monday I think. We are 50 miles approx. from the Shetland Isles enjoying a beautiful sunny sail. All the sails are up (apart from the ones we don’t know about). The horizon has been perfectly empty for hours with only a few seagulls to keep us company. On our watch this […]
11/08/15 TNSDSKES All on board for the safety brief at 09.00, lines cast 09.28, we head east as far as the old wreck site of the Mary Rose off the entrance to Portsmouth with Ryde to our starboard, on the Isle of Wight. Both lower topsails and the outer jib are set before lunch. A former […]
09/08/15 TNSDS4 Another beautiful day for a day sail! Everyone on-board sharp, and with port side alongside we were slipped smoothly away from Southampton Docks and had made by Hamble Point by 10.29. So… delicious fare, great company, and again day sailors again eager to try sail setting, helming, and climbing. At 12.09 we turned […]
09/08/15 LN 875 On the first day in Rosendal there was a fantastic opportunity for a few of us to go kayaking on the waters of the Fjord which were so still you could almost mistake them for one gigantic mirror! The Kayak trip lasted a few beautiful hours and in that time we kayaked around an […]
08/08/15 TNSDS4 Tenacious is at maximum capacity for this day sail with 80 on board! All have arrived and its bacon rolls before casting lines. As we head west from berth 104 west docks Southampton it is a sunny south easterly force 2 and we are surrounded by the racing yachts out for Cowes week. […]
07/08/15 TNS446 Voyage Crew kept anchor watch overnight, and the morning dawned fine and clear. 08.00 We commenced weighing anchor from Hamstead Point, and is was an interesting, beautiful, and altogether too short trip back to berth 104 western docks Southampton, and fond farewells.