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February 12, 2018
It’s Monday afternoon and we’ve moved yet another hour closer to UTC / GMT, so we’re only 6 hours behind the UK, with 3 more clock changes to go before we reach the Falklands. Another milestone reached today, that of having sailed over 4000 nm since leaving Auckland – which seems so long ago now. […]

February 12, 2018
The ship was at anchor off Tarrafal, San Nicolas with 2 anchors out and the Deck Officers undertaking the anchor watches due to the very gusty and unpredictable winds. The day started in a slightly more exciting manner than planned with a 0340 phone call from Second Mate Rowan, who was on anchor watch, reporting that she had […]

February 11, 2018
206 miles noon to noon.  Go Tenacious! Westerlies at 30 knots+ with 5 square sails set. The sun came out at 13.25 today, there were stars in the sky at 22-24.00, but mostly cloudy. The sea-monster who is after Charlie caught him in a big wave on the weather deck thigh-deep and there is video […]

February 10, 2018
Here we are on day 32 in the big brother boat and this is what most of us hoped we were signing up for! Sailing along in 30 knots of wind with the most spectacular swell, but it is all behind us and it’s pushing us along in the right direction with the ship touching […]

February 9, 2018
All is relatively quiet below deck, while on the bridge our watch peers into the encroaching fog, just in case anything, anything at all, might appear. The ocean is ever changing and gazing out to sea is never boring. Beautiful albatrosses swoop and skim the waves to our delight. Last night one even, obligingly, positioned […]

February 8, 2018
30 days in. Having steadied on our point of attack to the Horn to dodge the circling storms we’ve had a steady 24 hours of decent sailing with favourable winds and progress in the right direction. So it’s just been a routine day with the usual sail tweaking and we’ve just broken out the t’gallants. […]

February 8, 2018
Wind to Whales AS Following a fantastic day in Mindalo, we were awaken as the engines were turned on at 6am this morning. Although Vinny’s watch were woken up at 5am to help with unmooring the ship. As we headed off towards St. Nicolau, we had an amazing motor sail experiencing; winds in excess of 40 knots, and […]

February 7, 2018
#To the tune of the Hokey Pokey# We put the Royals up, We take the Royals down, We put the Royals up and shake the sails out, Do the bracey bracey, Do the bracey bracey, and Wes turns around, That’s what it’s all about!   Hello to the avid readers of our little blog, wherever […]

February 7, 2018
LN941 We eventually all arrived on the ship berthed in the island of Sal, after long flights from Manchester, Gatwick and people changing in Lisbon! On the 5th after all checks and training in the morning, we finally departed mid- afternoon to head towards Mindelo on St. Vincente. When we left we were straight into a moderate […]

February 6, 2018
Day 28 and our course is beginning to resemble that of the zig zag track of the “Edward Sewell” which took 67 days to round the Horn….. Our wonderful Captain Chris last night gave us a briefing on the complex weather systems currently prevailing and the course  adjustments required to keep us moving roughly in […]

February 5, 2018
Current sea  temp 7C, outside temp 7C, steering 075. Sea is relatively calm. On starboard tack with a gentle lean. Had some charming duck for tea last night, which was rather spectacular. Sometime while consuming dinner we passed the half way mark to the Falkland Islands. The smooth motion of the ship last night meant most […]

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