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July 21, 2013
Crossing the Baltic Sea!!! After a rather rough night, the sun is out and sails are up: the mainmast squared with both top sails and the t’gallant set; foremast braced to port with both top sails, t’gallant and course sails set. It took a little while to set the t’gallant on the foremast as we […]

July 20, 2013
Great night last night live music on the port side. Just left Helsinki in the parade of sail. Amazing atmosphere – hundreds of people turned out to see us off. Once out of the harbour we were followed by smaller boats wishing us well as we braced the sails. Been under way for a while […]

July 15, 2013
Day 10 on board the Tenacious. Our Leadership at Sea people have been learning about disabilities, eating their meals blindfolded. The calm seas have allowed many of the crew the chance to climb to the top of the main mast and watch as some of the other tall ships such as the Morgenster and Georg […]

July 12, 2013
When we came on watch last night at 2000 all was calm.. or so we thought. Within 30 mins the wind was back up to 25knots and we were all leaning against invisible walls. We were in 9th position but by this morning we had moved ourselves up to 6th place. We coped well with […]

July 11, 2013
Day 6 onboard Tenacious and we are on watch right now,going quite slowly at the moment, but trying to pick up speed. Last night wewere on night watch from 2000-0000, and we saw a lot of lightning, a bit of rain,and even less wind. We even saw a ship with questionable lighting, i.e. itusually didn’t […]

July 9, 2013
Voyage Day 4. Tall Ships Race Day 1. Again, we woke to a calm and sunny morning: the Baltic is gaining admirers on this voyage. Immediately after breakfast, the peace of the day was transformed into a hive of activity on deck. A couple of sails had to be released from their harbour stows and […]

July 8, 2013
We are near the island of Ven having passed through the Sound. We passed Elsinore (Helsingor in Danish) castle but did not see the ghost of Hamlet’s father. We have had sunshine and clear skies since we left Aarhus. We have 9 sails hoisted and have attracted lots of yachts with cameras flashing. Arran volunteered […]

July 7, 2013
Day one on Tenacious. When we first arrived, we were shown to our bunks – a little cosy if you’re tall, before being called to our ships briefing awaiting the all important dinner at 6pm. After dinner we were given more time to unpack, before being allowed on “shore leave” until 11pm. Some of us […]

July 4, 2013
Hi to all at home! After a breakfast of pancakes and maple syrup in celebration of the 4th July for our American crew members we’ve arrived in Aarhus and are now tied up amongst some of the world’s biggest Tall Ships. Some with a head for heights are stowing the sails whilst others will soon […]

July 3, 2013
TNS voyage 375 Joe’s Blog! My first voyage with the JST onboard Tenacious began in London on a Friday afternoon. It was a fantastic start; as the ship motored down the Thames with a backdrop of the London cityscape the crew had our first drills including a first climb up the mast. Mast climbing is […]

June 30, 2013
Water, water, everywhere and none at all to drink…we have sighted land. Evading U-boats and pirates,the crew has survived another eventful night. Treading at the pace of a snail, we approach the Netherlands. It is uncertain what awaits us, save for additional encounters with hostile speedboats and towering cargo ships. Some solace, however, can be […]

June 29, 2013
Hello everybody! We would like to inform you that Tenacious sailed Friday 28th from London down the Thames in a light mist with a full crew. Anchoring for the night at the mouth of the Thames. The crew got on the way at 0600 for our first full day and had briefings and training, in […]

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