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August 2, 2015
31/07/15 – 02/08/15 TNS446 Friday 31st July 2015 We were anchored in West Lepe last night in the Western Solent and had a great evening of games and chat and a meal on deck. A beautiful trip back to Southampton through the Needles this morning with the gangway lowered just in time for all trains […]

August 1, 2015
01/08/15 LN874 Two mornings ago, the FP watch was called early to help the previous watch take in some sails and tighten the ropes due to strengthening winds and sea. It was a busy watch as there were many ships around and some were crossing past Nelly. Even with three sails set, we were still […]

July 30, 2015
30/07/15 LN874 Day 4 We are currently in a centre of low pressure with pretty much no wind. Last night was nice and quiet, with beautiful stars and a full moon; however there was not much wind. In fact, at one point around 11pm, we were becalmed and started to drift backwards! Not ideal when […]

July 30, 2015
30/07/15 TNS 445 Last night we played cards at the bar and then watched the fireworks at Swanage Bay just after sunset. This morning after breakfast we completed assisted climbs before setting many sails and raising the anchor. After a voyage crew picture and individual watch pictures we are now heading towards the Needles passing […]

July 29, 2015
29/07/15 TNS445 Has been a breezy sail to say the least! Gale force winds in the channel so we stayed in home waters seeking shelter from the Isle of Wight. Have had a good sail south today around the island & now motoring towards Swanage Bay to anchor overnight. Heavy seas but a happy crew. We’ll just pretend […]

July 29, 2015
29/07/15 LN875 Events following the crossing of start line: The hours after the ships crossed the starting line, and the race began, it became clear that there are many roads to Rome, and just as many opinions on which one is the fastest. Some ships turned southwest for the next checkpoint straight away after the […]

July 28, 2015
28/07/15 LN875 Most people arrived during Monday afternoon- although a few had serious troubles with their flights & their luggage. We spent the afternoon on safety briefings, harness fittings, & “evacuation” drill. After dinner, many people went ashore to sample the delights of Kristiansand; the town was buzzing with excitement with approximately 80 boats moored […]

July 28, 2015
LN874 28/07/15 Yet again just as in port after an excellent voyage, JST has demonstrated the meaninglessness of disability as a barrier in society. This week Norway was destination of choice. The highlight of the trip was sailing through the fjords, which benefited both our eyes and thoughts. As was recently pointed out to me, the tendency to […]

July 28, 2015
TNS445 28/07/15 Simon T has just successfully helmed Tenacious for the last 20 minutes in Force 7 winds!! Way to go Simon! Paul is on the Helm now whilst Chloe and Brad are taking all the ship’s logs. Andy is on starboard side watch, Malcolm on portside watch Ben is keeping a safe eye on all […]

July 27, 2015
27/07/15 TNS445 Dock 4 by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton All ready for the new Voyage Crew to arrive at 13.00. It will be a nice full ship with 51 on board and many new people who will be having their first sail with the JST. We are planning to leave this afternoon and anchor […]

July 24, 2015
24/07/15 LN873 We started off bright and early to help with the assisted climbs and wheelchairs aloft where Alice and Mislav did a self ascent, something very new to them and extremely rewarding. Most of the assisted climbers were first-timers – nervous about going up but feeling very pleased when they got down.  All ran […]

July 22, 2015
22/07/15 LN873 Set off after breakfast heading to Forsund. With some spare time on our hands, James gave a presentation on Intelectual History, which is geography in relation to people and how the landscape affects the development of communities. A very interesting topic which raised a number of questions especially as we’re sailing through the […]

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