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January 14, 2014
From San Remo to Portovenere, 14th Jan 2014 from Aft Port After a run ashore in the morning, we set sail after lunch on board, leaving San Remo in the sunshine with light winds. Heading East over The Gulf of Genoa. Sails set in variable winds. Simon the Captain had warned the crew to get […]

January 14, 2014
Saturday overnight in Nice followed by a morning departure and sail setting. The wind did not want to agree with our intended direction so it was decided to wear ship and try the other tack. The wind then decided it did not want to play anymore that day and we motored for the remainder of […]

January 13, 2014
Day 8 in big brother house: San Remo Having been at anchor the night before, our brave captain led a rekey of the port at 10am, and following his return, we weighed anchor and entered harbour. After a brief delay for the ritual of happy hour, we made a landing at 13.30 Hrs. Despite anti […]

January 11, 2014
We arrived in Nice on the Saturday morning and during the morning we then did assisted climb for the intrepid voyage crew who required a bit of additional assistance in order to help them to climb up the mast. Ric and Liz took the easier option and put their faith into their fellow voyage crew […]

January 9, 2014
Day 4 in the big brother boat. The day started bright and early, 2 days out of Barcelona, with the Aft Port watch taking the bridge. The engines had been on from 10pm the night before. It was a day of bright sunny weather with little wind, motoring all day. During the first watch, we […]

January 8, 2014
Having motored through the night and put around a hundred miles distance between us and Barcelona, today began with the usual routine of breakfast and happy hour. With the weak winds of the morning forecast to improve slightly later, all hands were soon busy pulling bits of string, imagining ourselves yanking on the tentacles of […]

January 7, 2014
5th – 7th Jan 2013 The voyage crew all arrived safely on board in Barcelona. They were introduced by Captain Simon to the rest of the permanent crew. This was then followed by a brief safety talk to get them through the night by Richard the mate. The next day the rest of the safety […]

January 3, 2014
Our last morning at sea and what a treat from 09.10 for a good 20 minutes we all had a fantastic unmissable experience with the company of a pod of 8 or 9 pilot whales who were swimming in and around the ship and were very visible. I have never seen so many whales so […]

January 1, 2014
New Year’s Eve was greeted in traditional ships fashion with all the crew on the bridge with a glass of cava and party poppers and the old year was rung by the eldest voyage crew and the new year rung in by the youngest. We also had a Spanish tradition as we were alongside in […]

January 1, 2014
New Years Eve celebrations on Tenacious started with traditional Spanish Tapas meal with the crew members followed by entertainment The 4 watch teams were set the challenging task of ‘making something’ with 4 modelling balloons. Despite various secret planning meetings and the use of google, none of the 4 results were likely to be nominated […]

December 27, 2013
Day 5 – Christmas Eve. For those who weren’t on the morning Watch we awoke to the amazing northern coast of Mallorca heading for the port of Soller, the coast line was like a scene out of Jurassic Park with the cloud topped mountains. The Captain jested over the PA system that if we looked […]

December 23, 2013
Tenacious 391 20th – 23rd December 2013 We arrived in Barcelona ready for our exciting Christmas voyage on the 20th of December. All of the voyage crew seemed full of energy, and we were all raring to go and enthusiastic to meet everyone else. We spent the first day in harbour, learning the ropes (literally!) […]

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