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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 […]

March 21, 2017
Voyage: TNS 484 Following a busy joining day with all the training that comes with sailing, a slight delay in Port procedures meant that some of the VC had an evening to bond as watches ashore or catch an early night of well deserved rest. This was greeted with joy for most. Day two, graced […]

March 10, 2017
We, the voyage crew made up of 3 watches of 28 brave souls, are now going to relate some of our adventure. On the quay at the Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney we spent our first morning sprinting up the ratlines to the first platform and the yard arms, ie struggling up the ladders […]

March 2, 2017
Day 6 We’re making good progress under sail across the lower part of the Bass Strait with a Force 5 wind. During the voyage we’ve been accompanied by dolphins and shy albatross. As it drew light yesterday morning we noticed the foremast course sail had a small rip along the seam so the permanent crew […]

February 23, 2017
LN913 End of the voyage After we anchored for the night in Gran Tarajal, we awoke the follow morning and weighed anchor and made sail towards Las Palmas. After a lovely sail with dolphins and whales spotted, we approached Las Palmas the next day. The Irene was under sail outside the harbour and was a […]

February 23, 2017
Red watch 23/02/17 After being ferried ashore on the RIB and DOTI boats, we spent a pleasant few hours exploring the former penal colony of Port Arthur. A stark reminder – albeit in a beautiful setting – of the constant flow of convicts shipped to the other side of the world, in many cases for […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Saturday 18 February 2017 A Tannoy announcement is not the gentlest way to wake up, but when it is telling you to get to the mess where your shipmates in the galley have porridge, bacon, eggs, hash-browns and coffee waiting for you then it is quite acceptable.  As a […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Evening of Thursday 16 February to Evening Friday 17 February. After a full day exploring Port Arthur, Tenacious stayed moored in the pristine and serene waters just off the historical Tasmanian penal colony.  Day 3 evening in the bar had voyage crew becoming more relaxed and familiar with one […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 February 14 – 16 Greetings JST friends. We are now Day 3 of our journey around the East coast of Tasmania. We left Hobart feeling very lucky with such fine weather after a weekend of rain and stormy winds. We had a light breeze on day 2 allowing us […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017   Day 8 Forward Port Watch – having helped the early watches with the fun of 50kt NNE breezes providing plenty of power and pouring rain, we are now into broken cloud, pleasant 25knot wind off the port aft providing ideal sailing weather around South East Cape and the tip of Bruny Island. […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 Day 7 Voyage 479,and yes the Faaaaaaastley superior watch (Fwd STBD) are back on the bridge for the afternoon watch. We are currently drifting at a massive speed of 1knt with 14 sails set and Fran at the helm. We’ve had a visual on Hibbs Beach from the port, starboard, bow and stern […]

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