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August 19, 2013
Sail The World 16 Fremantle to Adelaide 17th to 31st August 2013   Total Crew on board 48 Captain: Chris Phillips 1st Mate: Steve Higgs 2nd Mate: Marcin Dobrowolski Bosun: Jim Phillips Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Supernumerary Deck Officer: Rob Mcdonald Cook’s Assistant: Sarah […]

August 13, 2013
Well, now the dust has (literally) settled from the dry docking, I am able to sit down and write a brief update on Lord Nelson’s progress through her maintenance period. Our drydocking period was dogged by bad weather (remember, it’s the middle of winter down here!), which hampered the painters and much of the painting […]

August 13, 2013
From Monday 12.00am, written by Simon and Tobias. Sandwiches for lunch, had a talk about navigation by Rowan – useful for beginners. The murder game started after smoko and a few where down after a few hours. We had a watch from 8 to 12 pm and put up some sails more precisely, the mizzen […]

August 12, 2013
Forward Port A stiff westerly Force 7 on Sunday morning made it impossible to sail or motor out of the Skagerrak. It was decided to sail between the Danish and Norwegian shores; this necessitated plenty of bracing and setting foresails, a staysail and the spanker. Fortunately, in the early evening, the wind moderated, the sea […]

August 10, 2013
Tenacious: Departure from Aalburg and sailing on the Northsea. Around the clock of 9 we departed Aalborg (Denmark). An unknown local threw his sweater with an ‘Aalborg-print’ onboard of the ship, as a souvenir from his city. While sailing through the channel from Aalborg to the Northsea, Richard gave a training about the weather, how […]

August 9, 2013
We enjoyed beautiful weather again as we sailed up to Aalborg – sun, clear blue skies and a little bit of wind which was, yet again, not in our favour. Ruth and I relaxed on the bowsprit net for a while, enjoying listening to the water rush beneath us and looking at the scenery. We […]

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 […]

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