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December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 10/12/2016 Ahoy there from Forward Starboard!! We have had an intense 24 hours. Most of the seasickness is a thing of the past. Today, the seas are not so rough and the weather part cloudy but pleasant. The wind has subsided and is blowing at a constant 15 knots. Everyone has been able to […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 474, Bass Straits Cruise 1-7/12/2016 Good Evening from the A Team – aka Forward Starboard watch onboard Tenacious – day 6. We sailed towards King Island in 30 knot winds we saw  albatrosses, shearwaters or mutton birds & Pacific Gulls. We dropped anchor in the afternoon in Elephant Seal Bay just off the East […]

December 6, 2016
TNS474, Tall Ships Victoria Bass Straits Cruise, 1-7/12/2016 Aft Starboard Watch – Monday 5th of December. Yesterday after our briefing on tacking and wearing the ship, we completed a wear of the ship that took us away from Victoria and towards the rugged coast of King Island. Aft Starboard commenced the sequence of night watches […]

December 6, 2016
TNS474, Tall Ships Victoria Bass Straits Cruise, 1-7/12/2016 FORWARD PORT WATCH – 4 DEC 2016 A quiet day during the Tall Ships Victoria Bass Strait cruise. Square sails set on the fore and main masts and a 10kt NE wind are moving us gradually to the west as we wait for action! Action we got […]

November 21, 2016
TNS473, 12-18/11/2016 Ahoy there from the Bass Strait. This is Aft Port reporting in on a gorgeous sunny, yet slightly chilly Thursday afternoon. The sky is currently crystal clear and the water is as blue as blue can be. The wind forecast hasn’t been the greatest but we are making do with what we have. […]

November 16, 2016
TNS473, 12-18/11/2016 The afternoon(Tuesday) watch witnessed heavy winds blowing in from the South West, inconsistent rainfall and general cold conditions which made for rough seas (Beaufort scale 6/7) throughout the afternoon, we were able to keep the sails up throughout. The watch-keepers were lucky enough to see a lovely display from numerous dolphins swimming alongside […]

November 15, 2016
TNS473, 12-18/11/2016 Hobart – Melbourne Sunday 13th November. Day 2 and first day at sea. We left Hobart, Tasmania just after breakfast this morning. The wind has been blowing from the South East for the duration of the day, the sea was relatively rough in the early afternoon (approx. Beaufort scale 7), however it has […]

November 2, 2016
TNS4071, Adelaide to Hobart, 24/10/2016 – 04/11/2016 Greetings from Aft Port Watch. Today the weather is much kinder to us as we head through Bass Straits towards Banks Strait and the East Coast of Tasmania. We have a Westerly wind force 5. GPS Position 40.356 S 147.19.3E. Morale is high after happy hour and we […]

October 31, 2016
TNS471, Adelaide to Hobart 24/10/2016 – 4/11/2016 Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October These three days were spent in Portland an industrial harbour just east of the South Australia/ Victoria border, awaiting a change in the contrary easterly sector winds which had plagued us for a couple of days. The three days were pleasant however […]

October 31, 2016
TNS471, Adelaide to Hobart, 24 October – 4 November 2016 27th October Afternoon Watch – Forward Port The sun is shining and there is an  ESE wind Force 4.  The sea is moderate – bouncing and bright. Visibility is good.  Our current course of 095 is taking us to Descartes Bay to anchor for the […]

October 26, 2016
LNS4071 Adelaide to Hobart 26/10/2016 AHOY JST Friends! I’m here to spin the yarn, tell the tale! We’re travelling along quite nicely from Adelaide to Hobart (currently sitting 35 miles off the coast of SA, Cape Jaffa. Moderate seas and SSW winds with gusts up to 20 knots. Heading on course 135, partly cloudy with […]

October 26, 2016
TNS 471, Adelaide – Hobart, Report from Sarita, Aft Port Watch Voyage TNS 471 is underway from Adelaide to Hobart.  This morning, we awoke to the ship at anchor off Port Adelaide.  Bass Strait and the surrounding waters are very shallow, and even though we were 2.5 nautical miles from the nearest land, the water […]

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