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August 6, 2013
Aft port It all started in Szczecin with good weather and a really good breakfast and happy faces in the mess With our fantastic briefings completed we began our voyage to Edinburgh but the first stop will be Aalborg. We had lots of fun throwing water balloons at other vessels whilst we all made our […]

July 21, 2013
Crossing the Baltic Sea!!! After a rather rough night, the sun is out and sails are up: the mainmast squared with both top sails and the t’gallant set; foremast braced to port with both top sails, t’gallant and course sails set. It took a little while to set the t’gallant on the foremast as we […]

July 20, 2013
Great night last night live music on the port side. Just left Helsinki in the parade of sail. Amazing atmosphere – hundreds of people turned out to see us off. Once out of the harbour we were followed by smaller boats wishing us well as we braced the sails. Been under way for a while […]

July 17, 2013
Once alongside, there was relief all round that we were out of the rough seas and no one had fancied another night at sea. If anyone had said to me at 0700 this morning that at 2100 we would be alongside in Fremantle, I just could not have believed it. The seas were still big […]

July 16, 2013
What a difference a day makes….. Last night after dinner the smokers amongst us, while taking shelter from the wind on the main deck & many still sporting shorts, commented on what a lovely day it had been. As the sun set the clear blue skies made way for another moon lit night. Our 20:00 […]

July 15, 2013
Can’t believe that this is Forward Starboard’s last blog at sea! Where has the time gone? Anyway, the Sea Gods have decided to provide us with wonderful sailing weather for our last 12.30 pm watch. The sun is shining, the wind is just over 20 knots and coming from the south west giving us a […]

July 15, 2013
Day 10 on board the Tenacious. Our Leadership at Sea people have been learning about disabilities, eating their meals blindfolded. The calm seas have allowed many of the crew the chance to climb to the top of the main mast and watch as some of the other tall ships such as the Morgenster and Georg […]

July 14, 2013
After such a wet afternoon yesterday it was quite a pleasant evening for our 8pm to Midnight Watch and this morning there was a lovely sunrise and the promise of a better day ahead. However, by lunchtime the clouds began to look threatening and this afternoon its wet, wet, wet! Fortunately it was dry for […]

July 13, 2013
Well the weather could not be more different than it was 4 days ago, the sun has decamped to the UK and we have a typical British summer’s day, cold, foggy & wet. Please humour us and let us give you some of the met obs definitions of wet weather: a. Heavy rain, not freezing, […]

July 12, 2013
In preparation of D.A.F.F. coming on board when we arrive in Fremantle Nellie is undergoing a deep clean. With threats of their representatives joining us, wearing lab coats & white gloves, the crew, both permanent & voyage, have played their part by depleting all stocks of beer, Guinness & mixers! For those enjoying a whiskey […]

July 12, 2013
When we came on watch last night at 2000 all was calm.. or so we thought. Within 30 mins the wind was back up to 25knots and we were all leaning against invisible walls. We were in 9th position but by this morning we had moved ourselves up to 6th place. We coped well with […]

July 11, 2013
Overcast day with little wind, so it’s just as well that we continue to motor. Back sailing tomorrow hopefully. In the meantime, we continue to make baggywrinkle to protect the sails on the ship. Last evening James (AS) gave a thought provoking talk on promoting JST at home. If you enjoy the blog spread the […]

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