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August 10, 2017
This time yesterday we were experiencing winter rain and wind.  One attempt to get underway had to be aborted due to increasing strong winds. So we spent time below learning ropes and splicing. New skills learnt and some good social time. But that was yesterday. Thursday saw the sun beaming through the starboard port holes. […]

August 9, 2017
Currently anchored just off Waiheke island. Sadly due to poor weather no sailing has been done today. Strong winds and currents caused the anchor to drag so a big team effort needed to raise and reset the anchor again. Although the weather is poor, spirits are high while we wait for the glorious weather to […]

August 8, 2017
We boarded on the 6th August, a few days ago. We put up the sail for the first time today since we left Auckland harbour and since then we have been travelling at 5 knots. The winds speed has been fairly light today and the seas have generally been quite calm so thankfully a lot […]

August 2, 2017
Bay of Islands to Great Barrier Island Having anchored in Te Rawhit Inlet overnight which was pleasant, it was now time to start heading south towards the Great Barrier Islands. The plan from the captain was to lift anchor mid- morning,  sailing through-out the day and continue into the night. Forward starboard watch would be […]

June 14, 2017
Welcome to TNS 489. Wellington to Auckland. At 1300hrs on Day 1, the voyage crew joined Tenacious. Watch leaders were primed with smiley faces and warm welcomes to get us off to a good start as we begun our afternoon of orientation. We spent the afternoon as one group with the Captain and Chief Mate […]

June 6, 2017
You could join the JST on a Cadetship, generously funded by Trinity House. This incredible opportunity not only offers tall ship sailing experience, but these are the only tall ships in the world that are wheelchair accessible. This makes a JST voyage like no other. With a diverse mixed-ability crew on each journey, you are bound […]

June 5, 2017
Blog written by a voyage crew of Sea Scouts on a 4 day sail from Wellington NZ. We really enjoyed the breakfast today. We have to take turns at helping in the galley and doing the washing up – there’s a lot of dishes to wash! We next had a “happy hour” where we scrubbed […]

June 2, 2017
This Blog is a summary of ideas and comments from a young and enthusiastic voyage crew of Sea-scouts who are on-board for a 4 day voyage from Wellington We are a group of Sea-scouts from Wellington New Zealand, super excited to get aboard the Tenacious! We got on board to learn all the safety requirements […]

May 21, 2017
Day 19 With a brisk wind coming from the snow covered peaks of the mountains, the afternoon watch was graced with the sight of two sea lions playing in the waves off the Port side. Soon afterwards, as the wind and waves picked up a little, a pod of Common Dolphins came to play in […]

May 20, 2017
Day 18 What a day! After being banished from New Zealand we made our way to our permitted area in the Tasman Bay outside the territorial waters to wait out the storm that we had been avoiding most of the voyage. On the way Gabe did a bit of fishing and caught three barracuda and […]

May 5, 2017
DAY 1:  A motley and fresh faced group of land lubbers arrived to our majestic sea taxi around midday. Much excitement and many nerves were felt as we gazed upon the lovely Tenacious, our home for better or worse during the next 21 days of voyaging. Hands are shaken and names are given, which most […]

March 29, 2017
Welcome to the log of TNS484 afternoon watch – aft stbd on watch. We left Jervis Bay at 1500 into a wobbly sea and heavy rain. Our watch commenced at 2000 hrs after a delicious meal of Shepherds Pie. Our first task was to tack the ship and brace the yards to assist the ships […]

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