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November 1, 2013
Today the Tenacious is in north west corner of the Bay of Biscay making her descent south towards Lisbon. With a south by south west wind it has been difficult to set any sails. The visibility has been cloudy and the sea state has been moderate for most of the morning, but hopefully will get […]

October 31, 2013
Making good headway west 6knts overnight. Weather has eased somewhat, sea calmer but still plenty of pot holes that the helmsmen can’t avoid, many of crew are feeling marginally better. After a big windshift last evening the mizzen, mainmast and foremast stay sails were handed and need to be stowed properly this morning. Dolphins sighted […]

October 5, 2013
TNS 385 day 6 Aft Port reporting. Yesterday saw us finally escaping the clutches of Cherbourg’s boulangeries and bars, staggering back onto Tenacious laden with pastries, cheeses and the odd bottle of wine and beer. With the sails stowed ahead of bad weather, we motored out of Cherbourg in the dark which enabled the crew […]

October 4, 2013
Voy 385 Hi this is Josh, it’s been an eventful day leaving Cherbourg, and climbing the mast of the ship, and helping with the lines as the ship left Her moorings . Owing to a bad weather forecast of strong winds our departure time was changed from 7:00am to 19:00 pm This gave us time […]

October 3, 2013
Voyage 385 Day 4 Thursday 3rd October Hello this is Captain Honest Jonesy, This morning I got up and was dressed by 6.30 so I was early for Breakfast of fried Egg, Half a Tomato and Baked Beans on Toast. After Breakfast we had a talk explaining about Sailing Boat Sails. Then we went up […]

October 1, 2013
Jolly ho!from the Starboard watch – Here is our story from 20:00 Tuesday 1st October. Our watch consists of a fully stoked compliment of 9 persons, all happy and enjoying the journey so far. We start the watch at the end of a tasty dinner of pork chops topped with Dijon mustard sauce followed by […]

October 1, 2013
TNS 385 web day 2 Hi from Aft Starboard watch – we have 3 ‘first timers’ as well as several seasoned hands on our watch. Here is one impression from the first full day and day2. Despite Keith’s research prior to the voyage, nothing could meet the reality ! “The ship is stunning and, after […]

September 30, 2013
Voy 385 TNS Well it might be the last day of September but for some lucky people it is the first day for a 7 day voyage on Tenacious. By 1pm most of the voyage crew were signing on to be a regular sailor for the duration of the trip Signing on meant that they […]

September 2, 2013
Welcome to my third trip on Tenacious, this life changing experiences, with new raw recruits and some with a few trips under their belts. Nothing in life can prepare you for this amazing adventure. No trip is ever the same, people from all walks of life, disabled and not , coming together once we docked […]

August 23, 2013
Day 5 23rd Aug on Tenacious voyage 380, Location: somewhere in the North sea. Beautiful day today, blue skies but the wind takes the temperature down a bit. People seem to be getting used to the watch system and having to get up at terrible times during the night. We are in the middle of […]

August 22, 2013
Days 3 & 4 21st & 22nd August Day 3 saw the Tenacious pulling into anchorage between the Farne Islands and Holy Island off the Northumbrian coast. There then followed a hive of activity aboard with Happy hour and assisted climbs. Then an early lunch and the boats were launched and the crew ferried ashore […]

August 20, 2013
Day 2 20th August Just a couple of first days impressions from our new voyage crew. Steve MP Guy Wintle Just set off form Leith in Edinburgh, although there is little wind we’ve had plenty to do, and a list of seeming endless jobs, but not to be fooled for boring ones. Hosting sails isn’t […]

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