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February 3, 2018
Day 24 in the big brother boat and there are murders galore happening above and below. Whizz (third mate) took out two of our watch in a murderous spree worthy of Dr Crippen. Tony was taken out with a deadly sticking plaster and Paul fell victim to a lethal fender. Jane had to commit hare […]

February 2, 2018
LN940 We left Fogo yesterday with the usual strong NE winds and headed towards the island of Santiago. We were sheltered somewhat making our way north, along the western side of the island. At midnight we had to brace the yards and alter course along the top coast of the island heading east, out of the shelter and […]

February 1, 2018
Day 23 and we are in the month of our arrival in the Falklands, and over half way to Cape Horn. With all the changes in the weather, we are becoming more practiced at rope handling and sail shifting. As we are in the midst of two converging high pressure systems, we are currently making slower […]

February 1, 2018
Weds 31st January, Day 7 There was an early start and after breakfast and completing the official forms, we crossed the channel to Sao Filipe on Fogo Island. The wind acceleration zone between the islands gave us gusts well into the high-forties at times. Having got a berth, all the voyage crew set off in 3 minibuses […]

January 31, 2018
During their epic passage voyage from New Zealand to the Falkland Islands, the crew of Tenacious have donned their journalist caps and produced this highly entertaining newspaper. We thought regular JST readers would love to read this, so we tracked down a copy from our tall ship in the Pacific Ocean. If you thought The […]

January 30, 2018
LN940 Monday afternoon saw us on passage from Sao Vicente to Brava with a NE force 5-6 wind and moderate sea. We anchored just before breakfast in a delightful bay to the southwest of the island. Steep green cliffs which continued deep into the water, which meant putting out both the port and starboard anchors, […]

January 30, 2018
Well the Southern Ocean has finally given us a taste of what it’s capable of. Last night we had a busy watch bringing in sails in several passing squalls with winds approaching 40 knots. Just as we were about to go off watch congratulating ourselves on staying relatively dry a much larger than usual wave […]

January 30, 2018
aft starboard watch on watch at 48 degrees South, longitude 150, same time zone as Alaska. Sunny yesterday morning when the main topgallant was restored to its proper place. Sunny again and 8-9 knots in SW winds this afternoon, but our 20.00-midnight watch was spent in a westerly gale force tailwind (with rain).  10 knots […]

January 30, 2018
Day 2 – Friday 26th Jan. We were off the quay by 09.00 straight into the trade winds and cross swells, which made for an interesting sail setting. A baptism of fire for lots of voyage crew as Lord Nelson rolled along day and night heading west under sail. Day 3- Saturday 27 th Jan 18. […]

January 30, 2018
LN940 – day 6 We arrived on the west side of Brava at first light to investigate; the most sheltered anchorage so far. The chart showed no depths so the Doti boat did a quick survey with a hand held echo sounder. We were soon anchored with both anchors out. The village with road access is 600ft up […]

January 28, 2018
A cool but smooth sailing morning, saw the significant promotion of “Prince” Adam from BM to cook’s assistant; rumour says he will be demoted back to BM after many cookies going missing. After smoko this morning an inter-denominational church service was held on deck. When we set the main t’gallant sail yesterday it was torn […]

January 27, 2018
Yesterday’s Australia day celebrations ended a little muted for the Aussie contingent when they lost to the Brits in a cricket match played at the TSSCG (Tenacious Starboard Side Cricket Ground).We (Aft Port watch) were on the First Watch (20:00 to 00:00) and after setting more sails, bracing the yards to perfection and turning the […]

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