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December 6, 2016
TNS474, Tall Ships Victoria Bass Straits Cruise, 1-7/12/2016 Good afternoon from Aft Port!!! It is a beautiful sunny and mild afternoon. The past 24 hours have been crazy very busy with the voyage crew from TNS 474 arriving. Everyone has settled in nicely and are enjoying their time onboard so far. We spent the night […]

November 21, 2016
TNS473, 12-18/11/2016 Ahoy there from the Bass Strait. This is Aft Port reporting in on a gorgeous sunny, yet slightly chilly Thursday afternoon. The sky is currently crystal clear and the water is as blue as blue can be. The wind forecast hasn’t been the greatest but we are making do with what we have. […]

November 21, 2016
LN907, 07 – 27/11/2016 Southampton to Las Palmas (via Madeira) Ruth Critchley We wake up to breakfast on the deck, accompanied by a dramatic moonset – sunrise. After some sight seeing sailing around the bay, Lord Nelson moors at Vigo, Spain, our first land since leaving Southampton. Naturally most of the voyage crew were keen […]

November 21, 2016
LN907, 07 – 27/11/2016 Southampton to Las Palmas (via Madeira) Roger Rowe Aft Port Watch   The day starts bang on time at midnight as my watch take the bridge for the middle watch. The moon is almost full and very bright. The sails are up but one corner of the main course (the lowest […]

November 16, 2016
TNS473, 12-18/11/2016 The afternoon(Tuesday) watch witnessed heavy winds blowing in from the South West, inconsistent rainfall and general cold conditions which made for rough seas (Beaufort scale 6/7) throughout the afternoon, we were able to keep the sails up throughout. The watch-keepers were lucky enough to see a lovely display from numerous dolphins swimming alongside […]

November 15, 2016
TNS473, 12-18/11/2016 Hobart – Melbourne Sunday 13th November. Day 2 and first day at sea. We left Hobart, Tasmania just after breakfast this morning. The wind has been blowing from the South East for the duration of the day, the sea was relatively rough in the early afternoon (approx. Beaufort scale 7), however it has […]

November 15, 2016
LN907, 7/11 – 27/11 2016 Watch Leader Robin Gorham Well, where are we? This is not meant to be a mystery tour but at times as the sea mists closed in at night we were left wondering. However our valiant Captain has put us to rights at the southern end of the Bay of Biscay, […]

November 14, 2016
LN907, 7/11-27/11 2016 David Wilkins, Forward Starboard Watch Canaries Passage We are cruising through a gentle sea, far far gentler than it has been over the last few days.   When we sailed out the waves were high and a thump forward followed by a slosh aft indicated that The Lord Nelson had hit a wave […]

November 8, 2016
Without the fantastic support of our volunteers, the JST wouldn’t be able to fulfil our mission, which is why we are always on the lookout for volunteers to support our many voyages, day sails and evening events. We are currently looking for volunteers for upcoming events in Melbourne (19th- 30th November) & in Sydney (19th […]

November 2, 2016
TNS4071, Adelaide to Hobart, 24/10/2016 – 04/11/2016 Greetings from Aft Port Watch. Today the weather is much kinder to us as we head through Bass Straits towards Banks Strait and the East Coast of Tasmania. We have a Westerly wind force 5. GPS Position 40.356 S 147.19.3E. Morale is high after happy hour and we […]

October 31, 2016
TNS471, Adelaide to Hobart 24/10/2016 – 4/11/2016 Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October These three days were spent in Portland an industrial harbour just east of the South Australia/ Victoria border, awaiting a change in the contrary easterly sector winds which had plagued us for a couple of days. The three days were pleasant however […]

October 31, 2016
TNS471, Adelaide to Hobart, 24 October – 4 November 2016 27th October Afternoon Watch – Forward Port The sun is shining and there is an  ESE wind Force 4.  The sea is moderate – bouncing and bright. Visibility is good.  Our current course of 095 is taking us to Descartes Bay to anchor for the […]

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