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September 4, 2018
A lone fisherman appeared, saying he couldn’t pull up his ‘fish nets’. Emergency assistance was offered from the permanent crew. On pulling up the fish nets, they found it was full of crabs. He was given a peace offering from the Bar stock to ease his discomfort. The fisherman went off smiling. Once on our […]

September 3, 2018
After morning briefing, those who wanted to climb had the opportunity to do so, going up the mast and out on the yards under the glorious sunshine (life is a struggle!). We then weighed anchor and headed eastwards towards Chapman’s Pool on the Jurrasic Coast under engine and fore and aft sails. Unbeknown to us […]

September 2, 2018
We left the berth at 08:45, and once we found some wind, we were able to set both square and fore and aft sails. The wind eventually expired, so we motored to our destination of Lyme Regis, where we anchored off the Cobb, made famous in the film ‘The French Lieutanant’s Woman’. Numerous local boats […]

September 1, 2018
Tenacious was moored mid stream, so we took a water taxi before moving alongside port to make way for the spectacular Dartmouth Regatta fireworks. We saw a fantastic display by the ‘Water Jet Man’, providing entertainment for the crowds on shore.

July 4, 2018
Ahoy Shipmates, We awoke this morning to a view of the Needles and the lighthouse and have had a lovely morning making our way to and anchoring off Yarmouth. We are running boats ashore for our last port visit, looking forward to cream tea and fish and chips – it’s been a while! There has […]

July 3, 2018
We are currently zooming along at 4 knots due to wind power and we are sailing with the engines off! We sighted Berry Head and Dartmouth before wearing the ship to allow us to continue our thrilling sail. Micah cooked a delicious Chicken Normandy and Banoffee Pie and 2nd Mate Maikel boldy accepted his own personal […]

July 2, 2018
A-hoy! With only a few days of the voyage remaining, Tenacious has returned to home waters! After Sunday’s energetic daytime activities, and some lovely early evening sunshine, a tense evening lay in wait on the Bay of Biscay. Just as our 8pm to midnight watch began an eerie bank of fog rolled in towards us […]

June 30, 2018
Hola Amigos, Visibility is rather important at sea, this has been discussed previously however we didn’t truly understand the difficulties of low visibility until we encountered it. Most of the night we appeared to be within a cloud. From the bridge we could barely see the bowsprit let alone anything else in the water. The […]

June 29, 2018
Hello from Tenacious as we leave Vigo in Spain! We had a fabulous couple of days here exploring the area, after a diversion to avoid the strong NE winds raging across the Bay of Biscay and to hopefully find favourable winds. There have been trips to the beach, the town and a few people may […]

June 25, 2018
We continue to proceed on a generally east to north east course towards the top North West corner of the Iberian Peninsula – Cabo Finisterre. Strong north easterlies, sweeping down the English Channel, prevent us pursuing a more northerly,  more direct course to Southampton but Captain Barbara is certain we would still make the port […]

June 24, 2018
Day 28 Yesterday’s catch of the day was enjoyed by the fish eaters amongst us, as the entrée for last night’s dinner. Thank you Nige for catching the lovely tuna (on BM Ted’s lure) and to Captain Barbara for turning the tuna into a lovely sushi treat! Having sailed almost due east from the Azores, […]

June 23, 2018
We continue to pitch and bounce into 20 knot winds under damp steely skies – the Atlantic showing its true colours! Contributions to JST fundraising following Liz’s head shave have already raised an amazing £390 on board. Do go to www.justgiving.com/lizbravestheshave to donate and help smash her £500 target. This morning Ninja Nige’s lure was […]

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