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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 […]

August 19, 2013
Day 1 19th August. At 1300 the new Voyage crew started to arrive, full of the usual anticipation from the first voyagers and excitement from the old hands. All were welcomed aboard by their respective watch leaders and Ali the Mate. Showed to their bunks and then signed on and issued with all the required […]

August 13, 2013
From Monday 12.00am, written by Simon and Tobias. Sandwiches for lunch, had a talk about navigation by Rowan – useful for beginners. The murder game started after smoko and a few where down after a few hours. We had a watch from 8 to 12 pm and put up some sails more precisely, the mizzen […]

August 12, 2013
Forward Port A stiff westerly Force 7 on Sunday morning made it impossible to sail or motor out of the Skagerrak. It was decided to sail between the Danish and Norwegian shores; this necessitated plenty of bracing and setting foresails, a staysail and the spanker. Fortunately, in the early evening, the wind moderated, the sea […]

August 10, 2013
Tenacious: Departure from Aalburg and sailing on the Northsea. Around the clock of 9 we departed Aalborg (Denmark). An unknown local threw his sweater with an ‘Aalborg-print’ onboard of the ship, as a souvenir from his city. While sailing through the channel from Aalborg to the Northsea, Richard gave a training about the weather, how […]

August 9, 2013
We enjoyed beautiful weather again as we sailed up to Aalborg – sun, clear blue skies and a little bit of wind which was, yet again, not in our favour. Ruth and I relaxed on the bowsprit net for a while, enjoying listening to the water rush beneath us and looking at the scenery. We […]

August 6, 2013
Aft port It all started in Szczecin with good weather and a really good breakfast and happy faces in the mess With our fantastic briefings completed we began our voyage to Edinburgh but the first stop will be Aalborg. We had lots of fun throwing water balloons at other vessels whilst we all made our […]

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 […]

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