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June 24, 2017
Our watch started at 8am to lunchtime on a very exciting day after an interesting departure from our last port. As soon as we left the port things started to settle down with whale watching, whilst being hurt by nature with the wind and rain being blown straight into our faces. As soon as we […]

June 21, 2017
The first watch manned by After Starboard last night was one of the coldest for us so far. At midnight on the change of watch we tacked ship to make for the island of Grimsey, the northernmost isle of Iceland. We were pleased to go below but it was one of those roly-poly nights when […]

June 19, 2017
Well, that was another exciting day! It seemed to pass quite quickly, I suspect because we had a little sail handling to do, and the coldest temperatures thus far to contend with. Sadly, the plan to find a cosy fjord and drop anchor in for the night was scuppered by the wind which is blowing […]

June 18, 2017
Fair winds gusting up to force 8 has taken us over the 1,000 mile mark.  As we write this we are less than 60 miles from the East Coast of Iceland, and the temperature is dropping! Moving around the boat has been slightly tricky. Special mention must be made of the sterling work done by […]

June 17, 2017
So we are back sailing again following a 2 night stopover in Torshavn, the largest town in the Faroe Islands. We arrived in port on Thursday 15 June following a short excursion between the islands and got some wonderful views on the many waterfalls on the islands. Once in port we did assisted climbs and […]

June 14, 2017
Welcome to TNS 489. Wellington to Auckland. At 1300hrs on Day 1, the voyage crew joined Tenacious. Watch leaders were primed with smiley faces and warm welcomes to get us off to a good start as we begun our afternoon of orientation. We spent the afternoon as one group with the Captain and Chief Mate […]

June 14, 2017
Foreward Starboard Watch Blog 14. 06.17 Day 7 Whilst we remain under sail, the wind dropped last night and Capt Richard decided to start the engines. This kept us going at between 4-6 knots. Our last watch was 8pm-12 midnight yesterday and it was a beautiful evening with a dramatic  sunset. The sky was clear […]

June 13, 2017
Last night’s watch started with the news that we had travelled 500 miles. 500 miles under sail, 500 miles closer to our destination and 500 miles closer to each other. Fortunately during our travels the weather has been wonderful, the worst being a smattering of rain here or there. The wind has stayed consistent and […]

June 11, 2017
On day 4, life on board is beginning to settle into a routine – however the weather around us continues to keep us on our toes. After yet another delicious breakfast, the call for ‘all hands on deck’ was made. Much to the relief of the mess crew, who were swift to set about clearing […]

June 10, 2017
Morning brought a spectacular sunrise and after a hearty full English breakfast, all crew were briefed on upcoming sailing plans and the weather forecast. ‘Happy Hour’ cleaning made the boat shipshape, and ringing alarm bells brought us to our final evacuation drill. Prepared for arctic seas in our red telly tubby immersion suits, we were […]

June 9, 2017
We arrived at West India Dock which was a hive of building activity in typically British, drizzly weather. It wasn’t long before boarding that Captain Richard decided to get us on our way.  Following an intensive briefing, we left South Quay passing through the dock gate and onto the ebbing tide in the Thames. Having […]

June 6, 2017
You could join the JST on a Cadetship, generously funded by Trinity House. This incredible opportunity not only offers tall ship sailing experience, but these are the only tall ships in the world that are wheelchair accessible. This makes a JST voyage like no other. With a diverse mixed-ability crew on each journey, you are bound […]

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