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January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Wednesday 4 January – By 0800 the wind was SE’ly and we set Lower Topsails and turned the engines off. The sun was shining, and straight after the morning meeting we set all 10 square sails. Tenacious was looking splendid as we sailed down the NSW coast, the motion improving all the time. […]

January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Tuesday 3 January – The S’ly wind had gone down to 15 knots by Noon. After a fire drill and happy hour I gathered the crew to explain how we would sail off the anchor, without using the engines, and we braced the yards in readiness. The pilot boarded at 1230 and we […]

January 9, 2017
TN477, 02-12/1/17 Monday 2 January – The Voyage Crew were on board promptly enabling briefings and ‘Hands Aloft’ to take place before dinner at 1800. The pilot joined at 1820, keen to leave as he had another ship to take out of port. We departed the berth at 1845 and anchored in Rose Bay at […]

January 9, 2017
LN911, 6-16/1/17 The voyage started on a blustery day in Las Palmas, with all voyage crew making it to the ship successfully and getting settled in. Introductions were made and a briefing for what we were letting ourselves in for was given. Dinner was served promptly afterwards and people inevitably migrated to the bar. On […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 Tuesday 3rd January 2017 (13:23) We docked in La Palma at 16:00. To get the ship to shore we did tacking, wearing and box hauling – the latter a first time for many on board including the Captain! However, before we did these manoeuvres we had to have a brief team talk from the […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 New Years Day New Year’s day started very, very early for some of us. After rolling into bed after the celebrations at around one o’clock, we were pulled from sleep at four. We were still in San Sebastian port, so that meant it was just me and my watch leader, Chris, up on the […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 New Year’s Eve On New Year’s Eve, we woke up on choppy waters, causing most of the crew to quickly head to medical for seasickness tablets before the day began. We all settled in for breakfast with an air of excitement for what the night would hold, and with the promise of a new […]

January 9, 2017
LN910 31st December 2016 – New years Eve We (Pam, Susie and myself who had travelled from London Gatwick together) arrived at the Ship and met the Captain (Chris), the Mate (Leslie) and our watch leader (Sarah), we got shown to our bunks, issued our oil skins and unpacked. After meeting all the permanent crew […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 8-14/2016 We have arrived!! Sydney surely ranks as one of the world’s most iconic places to enter from the sea. Both permanent and voyage crew enjoying the thrill and spectacle of sailing a ‘tall ship’ through the ‘heads’ and right into heart of the city, passing by the famous landmark of the Opera […]

December 19, 2016
Tenacious, 8-14/12/2016 A bit of a rough night weather-wise – a few people going a bit green bout the gills – but becoming calmer with resultant happy rosy faces. At approximately 9pm we “braced the yards” to lessen the effect of the oncoming wind. We were heading due North during an otherwise fairly uneventful overnight […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 11/12/2016 Dolphins!. An entire pod encircled Tenacious, leapt and splashed about, frolicking in the bow wave. They joined our merry gathering shortly after we left the Anser group of islands off Wilson’s Promontory. Photographs were taken, squeals of delight made, especially at the pair of mother and infant dolphins. The delight and awe […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 10/12/2016 Ahoy there from Forward Starboard!! We have had an intense 24 hours. Most of the seasickness is a thing of the past. Today, the seas are not so rough and the weather part cloudy but pleasant. The wind has subsided and is blowing at a constant 15 knots. Everyone has been able to […]

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