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September 26, 2014
Sail the World – FINAL BLOG With Southampton in view, grey, overcast and cool, it is reminiscent of that afternoon twenty three months ago when we sailed off on the first leg of STS Lord Nelson’s Sail the World adventure.  53 thousand nautical miles later, here we are again! Many of us are wondering, what […]

September 25, 2014
Starting the day smack bang in the middle of the Channel, continuing the journey from last night. Sadly we got to use the pushing power from the sails only for a short amount of time, which meant more heaving, sweating and tailing for the voyage crew. However, we knew we were approaching South England on […]

September 24, 2014
TNS 418 Monday 22nd 2200 – Weds 24th 1900 FORWARD PORT Our first watch under way was 2000-0000. We were blessed with clear, starry skies and plenty to look at – to get across to Dieppe, we had to join, then cross, the English Channel Traffic Separation Scheme, which divides up the navigable waters into […]

September 24, 2014
Our Watch from 8 to midnight on day 2 was very busy for the lookouts – we were  motoring through the Dover Straights. Some of the ships were easy to spot (the ferries were lit up like Christmas Trees!) others were very difficult to spot. But we survived the experience. We were lucky – it […]

September 22, 2014
New voyage crew joined at lunch time, with the watch leaders joining the day before as instructed. Once all the voyage crew of 418 were assembled on board the permanent crew introduced themselves .The rest of the day was taken up with briefings for safety and evacuation drills. Later in the evening we were hosted […]

September 22, 2014
Monday morning dawned bright but with an autumnal chill in the air. All new crew signed on and engineering / safety briefings were carried out for those joining. After the Pilot boarded, the gangway was brought in from HMS Belfast and at 13:20 we slipped into position to motor under Tower Bridge. This magnificent sight […]

September 21, 2014
What a great weekend! We sailed up the Thames on a misty Friday morning, picking up our pilot at Tilbury as we passed by Tenacious getting ready to follow. As the sun rose and we got further up the river, making our way through the Thames barrier, more and more of the sights of London […]

September 17, 2014
TNS417 Hello to you all. This is Forward Starboard watch. It’s our turn to keep you all up to date with our high seas shenanigans. After a reasonably quiet watch we all turned ourselves in for a well needed night’s kip. I think most of us didn’t have too much trouble falling asleep. Over the […]

September 17, 2014
An exciting watch for FS from 8pm to midnight we were approaching the outer reaches of the English Channel with its TSS that’s Traffic Separation System. When Lesley showed us the radar picture of the TSS in action it is amazing! Picture the M1 on Friday afternoon but with ships! Two lanes one going NE […]

September 16, 2014
Markus would like to thank all members of the crew who made the celebration of his day of birth a fond memory (he will treasure til the end of time-Ed). Especially David Sage who made this voyage possible, making his last few days in the army memorable. We have entered the channel at last. We past […]

September 16, 2014
“The Veg”, “The Veg”. The cry went up from the entire ship’s crew as the lorry appeared through the archway of the National Oceanography Centre at Southampton. The delayed delivery of vegetables meant voyage TNS417 could now set off to meet Nelly and welcome her back from her genuinely epic voyage around the world. (Although […]

September 15, 2014
From across the United Kingdom, and beyond, people gathered on  the quayside waiting in anticipation of the voyage about to begin to meet with Lord Nelson before sailing together up the Thames at the end of her Round the World voyage. With a light wind blowing we were hopeful of setting sail about 5pm. During […]

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