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March 20, 2016
TNS458 20/03/2016 Aft Starboard We’re now well and truly into the South East Trades. The wind has been blowing at a consistent 15-20 knots for the past few days and Tenacious has been bounding along at a steady 6-7 knots eating up the miles. We have a comfortable motion with big rolling swells coming in […]

March 20, 2016
LN894 20/03/2016 Hello- todays contribution- can’t say I agree about England, I hear Wales were robed! Day 14 on the Big Brother Boat (read in a Geordie accent). Currently on watch and it’s a beautiful day.  Wind variable, the sun is out and we have completed 1146 miles. Underpants still missing as is Mikes card […]

March 19, 2016
TNS458 19/03/2016 Day 20 of the voyage. It’s Forward Port back on afternoon watch and looking forward to the 12-04 watch overnight – although with Second Mate Marianne on watch with us we can be almost guaranteed to encounter rain given her previous track record… Today is Cadet Ryan’s birthday so the home-made chart bunting […]

March 19, 2016
LN894 19/03/2016 Saturday 19 March – day 13 We have reached the half way point.  So far this watch we have not seen any other vessels or any sealife, but we have kept ourselves entertained by preparing for a quiz.  Each watch has been asked to write 15 questions.  We hope we have something for […]

March 18, 2016
TNS458 18/03/2016 Day 19 Fwd watch – Louise, Stretch, Paul, Mona, Steve & Andy (Mike is on mess duty) Friday 18th March 2016 2000 GMT 1300 Local LAT 07’37.07 S LON 106’39.7 W Heading 265 degrees Speed 7.5 knots LOG 1810 NM Sails set :- Fore Course, Fore Lower Topsail, Fore Upper Topsail, Fore T’Gallant, […]

March 17, 2016
LN894 17/03/2016 This was our second day in the Azores.  Some people hired cars or went on tuk tuk rides to see a bit more of Sao Miguel, the island where we are moored up.  Others went for a wander to see a bit more of the town.  A few of us caught a bus […]

March 17, 2016
TNS458 17/03/2016 Thursday, 17 March (Day 18). [St Patrick’s Day – no green bread has been served on ‘Tenacious’ today, unlike aboard the ‘Eye of the Wind’ in the Atlantic in 1992!] Today, we are enjoying the best of what the Pacific can offer – bright sunshine; blue waters, with white-crested waves as far as […]

March 16, 2016
TNS458 16/03/2016 Aft Starboard What a difference a day makes…. Yesterday it was typical equator weather – grey, sullen skies, hot, steamy with lots of rain and fitful winds. Today at 6 degrees South we may just have found the elusive trades. The winds have started to blow more or less consistently from the right […]

March 15, 2016
LN894 15/03/2016 Today is Cadet Blog Day. Here goes… Today we awoke to windy but sunny weather and ‘Happy Hour’ was spent scrubbing the decks to the tune of Mamma Mia. Nothing makes crewmen work hard like Abba’s Greatest Hits! Suddenly LAND AHOY! We spotted the small island of Santa Maria dead ahead and set […]

March 14, 2016
TNS458 14/03/2016 Forward Starboard Watch here (currently Steve, Stretch, Louise, Mike & Andy). Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere appears to be as hot as Spring was in the Northern – 31C in the shade today. We’ve been at sea 7 days now & yesterday saw only a couple of Japanese fishing vessels who are also a […]

March 14, 2016
LN894 14/03/2016 Just a week into our voyage and we have experienced a whole gamut of sailing conditions. Last night we skidded along in a squall auditioning for Master and Commander. This afternoon we are enjoying the blue sea/blue sky/gentle sunshine variety of sailing, while our laundry spins clean below. While we are on domestic […]

March 14, 2016
TNS458 14/03/2016 Hello, everybody!  Big News today: we have crossed the Equator! – at 11.13 to be precise – and are now in the southern hemisphere.  The excitement and anticipation of this event were considerable, with the sweepstake to guess the date and time of crossing creating unprecedented levels of complex mathematical calculations in some […]

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