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July 19, 2015
19/07/15 TNS444 What a beautiful day for sailing. After our safety briefings and instruction sessions in Weymouth we departed the pier and anchored in the bay. After a quiet night we awoke to a lovely morning, motored out past Portland and then set our sails. All the square sails were set, we managed to sail […]

July 15, 2015
15/07/15 TNS443 The breakfast call came at 07:30 and the fog had rolled in over the English Channel. However, as the morning wore on, there was hope that there might be an Easterly wind that could aid us in sailing to Weymouth! We were given a talk on setting sails to hopefully prepare us to raise them […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 It is windy and wet in the North Sea as Tenacious is about to enter the Dover TSS. Sadly we are not under sail as the wind is directly SW – where we want to be! We had a very windy night at anchor off Oostende that was so rough that the permanent […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 LN872 We have arrived in the fjords of Norway after a taxing voyage across the North Sea in a mixture of storms, rain and moments of being becalmed. We fought to continue to be in the race until the last moment but as the weather continued to turn against us it made the captain […]

July 14, 2015
13/07/15 LN782 After all the excitement of the dolphins and whales the excitement continued with a traditional Sunday dinner including Yorkshire Puddings! After dinner the Leadership @ Sea gang organised an inter watch quiz where we all got together to answer various questions leaving one team victorious (even if they did have some inside info […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 After delicious pizza in the lower mess with the whole crew, it was time to settle in to the comfy recesses of the boat while another lucky watch got the drizzle and fog of the 12-4pm watch. We chatted together and played a few rounds of cards as the rain began to ease off. After […]

July 13, 2015
13/07/15 TNS443 After a slightly delayed start due to engineering problems, we were finally away. Unfortunately, the wind was not blowing in the right direction for Weymouth, and we therefore motored to our anchor point off Oostende.

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 TNS443 Today has been hot and sunny, and, after more briefings, climbs, evac. drills etc., the crew have had more time to explore Brugge. Lots of chocolate and fabulous beers, and sights before wandering back to our cosy cabins.

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 LN872 Yesterday was really exciting because we had our first glimpse of sunshine, with the miracle of blue sky surrounding us. This then resulted in everyone quickly putting on shorts and sunnies! Probably the only chance we’ll get to wear them as it is now back to rain, rain and more rain. On the […]

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 LN872 The ship awoke to a stormy sea yesterday. Still in the reach of St.Kilda’s, athough making way slowly. The ongoing watch was enthusiastic to the morning’s watch ahead, looking forward to keeping spirits high with lots of singing and the creation of the ’12 day’s of sailing’ song. The wind picked up and […]

July 11, 2015
11/07/15 TNS443 Tenacious is moored near the beautiful city of Brugge. The voyage crew arrived on board, between 4 – 6 pm,  evec. drills and briefings were given, then many went out exploring, and (maybe) for a few beers.

July 9, 2015
09/07/15 LN872 We are becalmed off St Kilda but we had a good nights sleep after our film night (Shelock Holmes). Lots of gannets, fulmars, great skuas, a few puffins and even a minke whale (alledgedly) have been sighted. Voyage crew took advantage of the calm sea to have a good happy hour and lifejacket […]

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