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February 12, 2014
TNS 396 Day 4 and 5 Having motored all the way from Genoa we anchored off Olbia on Sardinia for the night before heading into the port with our friendly pilot.  We berthed along the harbour quay and became the town’s newest tourist attraction. For the first time we saw the sun and enjoyed the […]

February 11, 2014
TNS 396 GENOA – MALTA 12th Feb 2014 We ended the voyage in that currently rare phenomenon for the UK of sunshine and blue skies. On the 11th   in the morning some of the voyage crew and Ted and Joe Bosuns mates stowed the sails at sea until the wind suddenly increased and they had […]

February 10, 2014
Day 8, somewhere off the coast of Sicily…… Currently sailing under square sails, enjoying glorious sunshine and a fresh southerly wind. We are on our approach to Malta after a continuous 3 days at sea. Over the last 24 hours we have had dolphins playing around the bow, and turtles bobbing past basking in the […]

February 9, 2014
Afternoon! On Friday morning after two wheelchairs aloft and three assisted climbs we left Olbia in brilliant sunshine but unfavourable wind, heading for Malta running down the coast of Sardinia. Friday evening was moonlit until midnight when stars filled the night sky. Briefly on Saturday afternoon we were in Tunisian waters, if only for a […]

January 31, 2014
Day 1 – All the VC arrived nicely on time in Genoa ready for an exciting week in fairly warm fine sunny weather but the Northerly breeze was quite chilly. After dinner some went exploring ashore, others stowed their gear and kept warm, patronising the ships bar. After the customary safety drills and hands aloft […]

January 24, 2014
22/1/14 The overnight sail that we hoped for to the Port of Venere was just not going to happen as the wind slowly died.The sails were all handed and the motors turned on and we continued steaming along to our destination peacefully into the night. 23/1/14 The 4am-8am watch was spent shivering in all the […]

January 22, 2014
20th–22nd January Slowly Tenacious made her way towards the island of Elba both by sail and motor. Before reaching the island the ship was joined by the pilot. Eventually the harbour was approached and the Captain put the ship into reverse so she would finally be moored stern to the harbour with a forward anchor […]

January 19, 2014
18.1.14 Joining day of voyage 394. Most of us flew into Genoa airport having run away from the floods of Britain only to be confronted by dark skies and heavy rain in Italy. We didn’t mind as this was to be an adventure in the Gulf of Genoa for an 8 day trip. We all […]

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 […]

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