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July 21, 2015
21/07/15 TNS444 We had a glorious morning anchored at Torbay, where those who wanted, did some assisted climbing of both main and fore masts. Following lunch, we set sail (off anchor) and started our long sail towards the Isle of Wight. Unfortunately we’ve had a mist surround us for most of the afternoon and first […]

July 19, 2015
19/07/15 TNS444 What a beautiful day for sailing. After our safety briefings and instruction sessions in Weymouth we departed the pier and anchored in the bay. After a quiet night we awoke to a lovely morning, motored out past Portland and then set our sails. All the square sails were set, we managed to sail […]

July 15, 2015
15/07/15 TNS443 The breakfast call came at 07:30 and the fog had rolled in over the English Channel. However, as the morning wore on, there was hope that there might be an Easterly wind that could aid us in sailing to Weymouth! We were given a talk on setting sails to hopefully prepare us to raise them […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 It is windy and wet in the North Sea as Tenacious is about to enter the Dover TSS. Sadly we are not under sail as the wind is directly SW – where we want to be! We had a very windy night at anchor off Oostende that was so rough that the permanent […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 After delicious pizza in the lower mess with the whole crew, it was time to settle in to the comfy recesses of the boat while another lucky watch got the drizzle and fog of the 12-4pm watch. We chatted together and played a few rounds of cards as the rain began to ease off. After […]

July 13, 2015
13/07/15 TNS443 After a slightly delayed start due to engineering problems, we were finally away. Unfortunately, the wind was not blowing in the right direction for Weymouth, and we therefore motored to our anchor point off Oostende.

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 TNS443 Today has been hot and sunny, and, after more briefings, climbs, evac. drills etc., the crew have had more time to explore Brugge. Lots of chocolate and fabulous beers, and sights before wandering back to our cosy cabins.

July 11, 2015
11/07/15 TNS443 Tenacious is moored near the beautiful city of Brugge. The voyage crew arrived on board, between 4 – 6 pm,  evec. drills and briefings were given, then many went out exploring, and (maybe) for a few beers.

July 7, 2015
07/07/15 TNS442 It’s a beautiful day here in Scheveningen. The sun is glinting on the masts and yards and the trawlers are racing to the fish market with their catch as the crew are dragged from deep slumber by a cheery Peter at 6.30 am (BST) but now we are GMT + 2hours! After breakfast […]

July 6, 2015
05/07/15 – 06/07/15 TNS442 Scheveningen! A calm sunny dawn alongside in the smart new(ish) harbour, fishing boats returning with the night’s catch, racing to get to the fish market for the best prices. Last night many of us took advantage of the previous day’s catch in the beach bars and restaurants that line the long, […]

July 4, 2015
03/07/15 TNS442 Last night was not the hottest of the year so far, but the ship had been warming all week and, being made from wood, it stores heat very well, so it was baking below… Stores arrived early while we were still saying good bye to the off-going volunteers from last night’s event, the cadets […]

June 28, 2015
28/06/15 TNS441  All hands were woken at a very uncivilised hour of 0530am, we came sleepily on deck to discover another warm and sunny day which made the early start much more palatable. A quick cup of tea and a warm welcome from us for the Dieppe Pilot to see us safely on our way. By the time we […]

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