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June 9, 2016
TNS461 09/06/2016 AFT PORT At 4 o’clock, yesterday afternoon, the voyage crew started to assemble on the Tenacious, after what was for some a very long flight and bus journey to Suva. We all settled in and enjoyed part one of the safety briefing. Dinner then immediately followed, and on the menu was a delicious beef […]

June 9, 2016
LN896 09/06/2016 Day 13 of the London to Greenock voyage, and sadly the final full day – tomorrow promises packing, happy hour +, and paying off with thoughts of ‘how long will the grass have grown’ and suchlike on the journey home. The overnight anchor watch, off Lamlash on the east coast of Arran, protected […]

June 8, 2016
LN896 08/06/2016 FS Watch here again. We left our anchorage at Rathlin Island in fog, we handed some sails and made slow progress towards Arran. A happy hour was spent cleaning the ship and the fog continued to obscure our view for most of the day. Lunch was followed by a sleep for most of us […]

June 7, 2016
LN896 07/06/2016 After an overnight motor, we anchored just after breakfast off the small but very friendly Rathlin Island.  The first local I met was called Michael and we had a good chat as he had previously sailed on both  Nellie and Tenacious – the JST world is a certainly a small one! The main […]

June 6, 2016
LN896 06/06/2016 An early start from Dublin may not have suited those choosing to have a few Guinnesses ashore the previous night, but low tide could not be missed and we were under way by 07:15. Flat calm seas ensured good views of the thousands of seabirds around Lambay Island with guillemots in huge numbers, […]

June 4, 2016
LN896 04/06/2016 After weeks of toiling away at sea, well probably not even forty eight hours away from the Scilly isles, our eyes were set upon the entrance of the bay, with crew aloft as well as below, preparing the ship for the glaring eyes of the public and the snap and clap of camera’s. […]

June 3, 2016
LN896 03/06/2016 After an early start to leave the Scillies we motored off with no wind, but a glorious day. Our racing pigeon is going from strength to strength now practicing barrel turns as he crash lands back on deck. He also has his own happy hour team – to clear up after him! Dublin […]

June 2, 2016
TNS460 02/06/2016 Today (Thursday 2nd June) is our last afternoon watch and therefore our last blog of this voyage. We also have only one full day of sailing after this, so we are making the most of these superb sailing conditions. An almost cloudless sky, a pleasant breeze, in a 28 degree temperature, And a […]

June 2, 2016
LN896 02/06/2016  SHORE LEAVE. All staff, crew and ship’s cat (the name of our racing pigeon) had been waiting for a few days to make sense of the grey seas and skies that greeted us since our ‘U-turn’ away from the North Sea towards the Isles of Scilly. It was with some relief therefore that […]

June 1, 2016
LN896 01/06/2016 Today we set sail from anchor; this was very exciting with lots to do for everyone. The salty sea dogs that we have suppressed inside have finally broke free and are now at full sail. It was a great day for sailing with a strong wind and waves to match, very enjoyable at […]

June 1, 2016
TNS460 01/06/2016 (Blog by Aft Starboard) Tuesday was a busy day for Aft Starboard’s climbers.  In the morning Jo and Georgina went aloft to overhaul the buntlines on the fore course, and in the afternoon Graham and Graham climbed to the top of the mainmast. Anne and Georgina gave an afternoon talk in the lower […]

May 31, 2016
TNS460 31/05/2016 Present watch leader Terry, previous watch leader Mislav, Jimbo, Michele (Jersey),Michele (France),Matt, Lesley, Ruth, Steve the traveller ,Mike (boss), absent on mess duty Day 29 of a Tahiti-Fiji voyage. A great thanks to BM Mike for organising an afternoon of well-mannered frivolities, his pin rail competition went down with much hilarity. Since the […]

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