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May 30, 2014
Last full day of TNS403! We set sail off the anchor and steamed into The Solent passing the Needles off the Isle of Wight, usual fine fare served up for breakfast and lunch from Micah and the galley crew. Lots of sail stowing and going aloft by the more active of the VC and the […]

May 29, 2014
24th-26th May – Maintenance Days – lots of good fun and hard work, had to work around the rain and drizzle at times but that never stopped the BM’s getting lots done aloft. The ship is once again ready for her next adventure. We have all had a good explore of Rio, seen all the […]

May 27, 2014
0931 – Tuesday. We left Dartmouth bound for Warbarrow Bay! Virtually the whole day spent under sail. Evening revelries in Dartmouth beginning to show with one or two members of the VC!!! Anchored for the night and spent an amiable evening comparing our childhood encounters with ‘the Cyrils’ of this world and our lucky escapes. […]

May 26, 2014
TNS403 blog Watch AS. Today is the morning after the night before. A run ashore in Dartmouth was greeted by the resident population with a grand chorus of traditional sea shanties led by Martin accompanied by the TNS403 Choir. As a qualified Welshman I must say the rendition and choral accompaniment was quite superb. Definitely […]

May 25, 2014
Coming to you from the Bridge of the glorious Tenacious – we are currently anchored in Dartmouth. After a beautiful days sailing we then cruised under the stars past the Isle of Wight. This morning the officers of the watch expertly practiced recovering our dummy (Penelope) from the sea. Reece was nominated as the swimmer, […]

May 24, 2014
Its 1 in the afternoon watch as we sail on Tenacious through beautiful clear blue green water 15 miles south of Littlehampton with the tide taking us along at 6 knots due west. We can just see the English coast on the horizon through the haze. Last night we motored through the night against the […]

May 24, 2014
Maintenance!! Here we are in wonderful Rio, again. The previous crew of STW8B have now gone home making the ship very quiet indeed, however some stragglers remain. These stragglers are our trusted maintainers and are currently working very hard, mainly below decks because of the rain, none the less working hard! The hard work will […]

May 23, 2014
After a seemingly successful few days of corporate entertaining for some of JST supporters it was back to the reality and organised chaos of joining day. Special thanks to the office staff and the galley crew for their sterling efforts over the past few days , (you know who you are). Anyway back to TNS […]

May 22, 2014
Yesterday was busy as we anchored at Ilhe Grande, at a bay with one of the best beaches in the world apparently! Due to the swell and waves breaking on the beach landing the DOTI boat was impossible. There was a lot of disappointment but a solution was reached by the permanent crew, who offered […]

May 20, 2014
Day 11 We arrived at the North side of Ilha de Soa Sebastio on the Sunday evening in calm seas, but we were forced to temporarily anchor just outside the main channel to wait for the pilot to join the ship. The crew were treated to sundowners specially made by the chief engineer — well […]

May 19, 2014
Tenacious is sitting at South Quay, Canary Wharf, her yards and rigging reflected, many times over, in the surrounding glass of office blocks, so we are attracting plenty of passers by. Yesterday saw the end of the voyage from Southampton, which had been sunny and calm. The voyage crew left at noon, and sortly afterwards […]

May 17, 2014
Day 8 Sheila and Helen woke up feeling elated after their personal achievement going aloft. Today Helen is in Mess and the rest of us scrubbed the decks and toilets. Blue skies today and wind is calm. We handed all of the sails and we are now proceeding on the engine. We have spotted a […]

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