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June 8, 2015
07/06/15 TNS439 Hi my name is Callum. I am 17 and from a little town called Totton. Following from yesterday’s log by Mike, as he missed my talk, myself, Jack and Amanda had to do a presentation as part of the criteria in the leadership at sea course we are doing. The presentation was about […]

June 6, 2015
06/06/15 LN869 The voyage crew found their way to Lord Nelson in Cardiff we were moored opposite the Welsh Assembly building. After being greeted on board by Steve Higgs the First mate they were shown to their bunks by their watch leaders, and then came to sign on with me Jo Hicks Medical Purser. Once most of them […]

June 6, 2015
06/06/15 TNS439 Arromanche Today was a non-travelling one on board Tenacious. We were woken unusually, by a bugler playing reveille, a nice touch on this, the 71st anniversary of D-Day. Breakfast included a crumpet, which had to be explained to our token American crew Bob. Later in the morning we took part in a moving short […]

June 5, 2015
05/06/15 TNS439 from Pointe Du Hoc Yesterday afternoon most crew went ashore for lunch in Cherbourg, and the fore course was rigged by the Leadership At Sea crew members. An enjoyable evening was experienced by all; delicious food but mussels are in season from July here, and best not to ask for them on the menu […]

June 4, 2015
04/06/15 TNS439 A big bonjour to all our loyal followers and those tuning in for the first time! Welcome to day three of our voyage on-board the beautiful barque “Tenacious” (and what an incredible barque she is!) Coming to you from Cherbourg, France! The intrepid adventurers on-board have been kept busy overnight settling into life at […]

June 4, 2015
04/06/15 LN868 Day 4….  Up to a lovely morning, on a course north past Land’s End and along the Cornish coast.  Swell from the SW giving her quite a roll.  Progressing further into the Bristol Channel, FP watch took over at 1230.  We were escorted by a pod of common dolphins.  Spectacular flowing swimmers!  Captain […]

June 3, 2015
03/06/15 TNS439 Today we left Southampton about 10.00 under a sunny sky. Captain Darren gave us an interesting commentary on the vessels we passed including the Danish and Norwegian Royal Yachts. We headed towards Cowes first, on the Isle of Wight, where we were surrounded by yachts of all kinds, racing and cruising, in a […]

June 2, 2015
03/06/15 LN868 My first JST voyage, now in its 3rd day. We left Jersey early this morning –  we were unable to leave as planned on Sunday the 1st when everyone had arrived because of a gale with gusts over 50 knots. This gave us the opportunity to bond, learn the various duties awaiting us en route, and, […]

June 2, 2015
02/06/15 TNS439 We (the voyage crew) arrived in Southampton and joined Tenacious in dribs and drabs all excited and eager to get under way. As normal the adventure started with the issuing of bunks and watches, followed by kit. Then of course it’s the very interesting and very important compulsory talks. Once the theory was explained […]

May 31, 2015
31/05/15 TNS438 What a change.  Twenty four hours after passing between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles in glorious sunshine, we entered the Needles Channel in rain and mist with poor visibility.  The passage up the Channel had been swift and uneventful with southerly and westerly winds pushing us on at speeds of up to […]

May 30, 2015
30/05/15 TNS438 Friday – Turn left at the mouth of Milford Haven, carefully delivering the pilot and his bag of cakes to the Milford Haven pilot boat, and off we go, endeavouring not to bump into Lands’ End or the Isles of Scilly in the dark. After a wet and dreary morning, the sun has come out, we have […]

May 29, 2015
29/05/15 LN867 No sooner had we got everyone on board and made our introductions to our bunk mates, we were straight into the afternoon meeting. In the meeting we were introduced to all the permanent members of the ship’s crew and the three volunteer crew. We ran through the various safety briefings, not forgetting the […]

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