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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 […]

June 23, 2013
The ship is all quiet again, as the last voyage crew members have just waved goodbye from voyage 374. Yesterday was action packed, as we left Tilbury with our pilots and a film crew onboard. We were being pinned to the dock by a 30k wind, so it was hard work getting away. Once under […]

June 21, 2013
A wet day in Boulogne was made brighter by a visit to the British, mainly World War 1, cemetery. A short walk (about 3miles) up through the town rewarded the walker by cresting the hill and having an inspiring view of the cemetery nestling in a green small valley, with the mist just revealing the […]

June 19, 2013
Last evening at sea it was obvious that we are approaching the longest day, as we were treated to a fantastic sunset which went on until after ten PM. Having left Cherbourg we had to motor, as the sea was like a mill pond, with no wind to fill our sails. Micah and uncle John, […]

June 18, 2013
Je m’appele Margaret. J’ai un maladie etje ne peux ni marcher ni parler. Avant d’arriver a Rouen Samedi, j’etais tres nerveuse. Je commencais a regretter d’avoir reserve un lit dans le bateau Tenacious. (Je n’ai pas de dictionnaire et doncje n’ai pas le vocabulaire pour decrier les activites ou les partis du bateau. Le voyage […]

June 17, 2013
After a day of being treated like celebrities by the French public, we enjoyed our first night at sea. We set sails, enjoyed a Sunday roast with ice cream, chocolate sauce and pears for desert and headed North into the Channel. Aft Port took the watch from midnight ’til four during which we successfully dodged […]

June 16, 2013
Well after an early start to the day we left Rouen, second ship in the parade, to crowds of folk waving us off, Amazing to think that they had all got up early to wave to us. The passage has been a gentle one with a slight wind, some sun and a small amount of […]

June 15, 2013
16 Juin 2013 Parade de la Seine 0700 Bonjour! We are motoring down the Seine having taken a pilot onboard. The voyage crew were all awoken at 06.00 to help prepare the ship for leaving the berth, which involves taking in the gangway, taking in mooring lines, stowing equipment and the Watch on duty are […]

June 14, 2013
Bonjour amies! C’est tres bon ici….. and that about exhausts my schoolgirl French ( yes! Working from very distant memories!!) Tenacious is currently basking in the sunshine, and the admiration of hundreds of visitors to the Armada, which is a special 25th anniversary event. There are many other tall ships, and all are dressed with […]

June 6, 2013
Day 6. This morning started bright and early for forward port watch as we made our way up to the breezy bridge for our 4-8am watch, the sails had come in earlier in the night and we motored our way across to our anchorage by the mouth of the Seine. Fuelled by many cups of […]

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