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August 5, 2015
TNS446 05/08/15 Left Saint Malo through the tidal lock, which was filled to capacity with a small flotilla of craft, ranging from motor vessels to a tiny dinghy. It is rumoured that Capt. Barbara has never seen the lock so full. And First Mate Ali had to manage her disappointment at not being able to […]

August 4, 2015
TNS446 04/08/15 We have caused quite a stir in St Malo as many have come to see our tall ship and take photos, and stand to watch the assisted climbs this morning, with wheelchairs hoisted aloft, and ropes on harnesses for those climbing, and returning to deck to a round of applause, or watch Captain […]

August 3, 2015
03/08/15 TNS446 Today is the third day of our trip to St. Malo in Brittany, France. I had to be up for the 4am shift, I awoke early quite excited as I knew I would be steering the ship. It was an awesome task as I got to see the sun come up, and the beginning […]

August 2, 2015
31/07/15 – 02/08/15 TNS446 Friday 31st July 2015 We were anchored in West Lepe last night in the Western Solent and had a great evening of games and chat and a meal on deck. A beautiful trip back to Southampton through the Needles this morning with the gangway lowered just in time for all trains […]

July 30, 2015
30/07/15 TNS 445 Last night we played cards at the bar and then watched the fireworks at Swanage Bay just after sunset. This morning after breakfast we completed assisted climbs before setting many sails and raising the anchor. After a voyage crew picture and individual watch pictures we are now heading towards the Needles passing […]

July 29, 2015
29/07/15 TNS445 Has been a breezy sail to say the least! Gale force winds in the channel so we stayed in home waters seeking shelter from the Isle of Wight. Have had a good sail south today around the island & now motoring towards Swanage Bay to anchor overnight. Heavy seas but a happy crew. We’ll just pretend […]

July 28, 2015
TNS445 28/07/15 Simon T has just successfully helmed Tenacious for the last 20 minutes in Force 7 winds!! Way to go Simon! Paul is on the Helm now whilst Chloe and Brad are taking all the ship’s logs. Andy is on starboard side watch, Malcolm on portside watch Ben is keeping a safe eye on all […]

July 27, 2015
27/07/15 TNS445 Dock 4 by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton All ready for the new Voyage Crew to arrive at 13.00. It will be a nice full ship with 51 on board and many new people who will be having their first sail with the JST. We are planning to leave this afternoon and anchor […]

July 21, 2015
21/07/15 TNS444 We had a glorious morning anchored at Torbay, where those who wanted, did some assisted climbing of both main and fore masts. Following lunch, we set sail (off anchor) and started our long sail towards the Isle of Wight. Unfortunately we’ve had a mist surround us for most of the afternoon and first […]

July 19, 2015
19/07/15 TNS444 What a beautiful day for sailing. After our safety briefings and instruction sessions in Weymouth we departed the pier and anchored in the bay. After a quiet night we awoke to a lovely morning, motored out past Portland and then set our sails. All the square sails were set, we managed to sail […]

July 15, 2015
15/07/15 TNS443 The breakfast call came at 07:30 and the fog had rolled in over the English Channel. However, as the morning wore on, there was hope that there might be an Easterly wind that could aid us in sailing to Weymouth! We were given a talk on setting sails to hopefully prepare us to raise them […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 It is windy and wet in the North Sea as Tenacious is about to enter the Dover TSS. Sadly we are not under sail as the wind is directly SW – where we want to be! We had a very windy night at anchor off Oostende that was so rough that the permanent […]

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