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August 30, 2015
30/08/15 TNS448 Having left Dartmouth at 1900 last night we turned East and travelled on a calm sea in light winds that were almost completely against us. By morning we were well on the way and it was decided that we would sail around the South of the Isle of Wight. Callum proved his worth […]

August 29, 2015
29/08/15 TNS448 The air display the previous evening treated us to sights of exciting machines – Spitfire, Hurricane, Swordfish, Red Arrows, stunt ‘planes, as well as [possibly] a Zero and a brilliant close up demonstration of A/S rescue by a Sea King. Some of the younger crew are commendably well-informed about vintage ‘planes – yay […]

August 28, 2015
TNS448 28/08/15 Today we moored in Dartmouth very close to HMS Monmouth which was moored for the regatta. A large portion of the voyage crew went into Dartmouth to sample the shops and regatta ambience. We look forward to the red arrows flypast later today and will probably stay moored to our buoy for much […]

August 27, 2015
27/08/15 TNS448 Sea sickness was still at its peak; with several crew members unable to get out of their bunks.. After a full recovery it as all hands to the deck to finally set the sails. Despite it being hard work singing and the thought of food got everyone through. As the sails went up […]

August 26, 2015
TNS448 26/08/15 The day began with a delicious breakfast which lightened everyone’s mood. This was ironically followed by ‘Happy Hour’ where all the crew cleaned the ship, occasionally being attacked by mops! Following this, we were at last given the news that we would finally be leaving Poole at half past one that afternoon. While […]

August 24, 2015
24/08/15 TNS448 RAIN! All voyage crew arrived, some later than others. Surprisingly the amount of young people was very high compared to normal. After everyone was settled in, we had a briefing from the Captain & permanent crew where we learnt things from how to survive to how much water the ship carried. Now we […]

August 19, 2015
TNS447 19/08/15 Leaving Cherbourg port, we were surprised by dolphins playing in the wake at the front of the ship. Captain ordered to set all sails and we set off on our course to Poole. During the day, the Leadership at Sea group planned and successfully constructed a ship log (which measures the speed of […]

August 18, 2015
18/08/15 TNS447 Sailing from anchorage off the IoW on a calm sea with light wind we had a smooth night passage. Waking to the sight of France approaching. Soon the Pilot boat came to meet us and we made our way into Cherbourg; not to a commercial birth, way out of town, rather a birth […]

August 14, 2015
14/08/15 140815 Day sail again anchored off Cowes Breakwater and saw a stunning Typhoon 2 display….the RAFs newest jet. Also we were on deck for the fantastic firework display off a barge for the end of Cowes week.

August 13, 2015
13/08/15 130815 RA  Charlie 1 Anchorage off Cowes Breakwater was the very best spot to watch the stunning display from the Red Arrows! We seemed to be at the very centre of their incredible aerobatics as they dramatically circled the ship.

August 12, 2015
Maintenance Day I awoke at 6am as could not sleep anymore, as I had fallen asleep at 20:30 last night. I sought out the job of plating up for breakfast on my own, upper mess and lower mess, as I knew I wanted to go into Southampton later, and more importantly to visit the famous JST head office, to […]

August 11, 2015
11/08/15 TNSDSKES All on board for the safety brief at 09.00, lines cast 09.28, we head east as far as the old wreck site of the Mary Rose off the entrance to Portsmouth with Ryde to our starboard, on the Isle of Wight. Both lower topsails and the outer jib are set before lunch. A former […]

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