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September 2, 2017
Having survived a pukey start to the voyage, things have started to turn pretty bizarre on the Tenacious over the past 24 hours. The weather’s being amazingly kind to us (touch wood). The initial wild winds and rain we had the first couple of days was truly character building, but we’re definitely relishing in the […]

August 29, 2017
Since my last entry I have predominantly been at Warsash completing my phase 3 studying; stability, cargo operations, maritime law, ship operations, and manoeuvring. This took from mid-September to just after Easter. I found this phase very interesting as it reinforced and expanded the knowledge that I picked up whilst at sea. Phase 3 was […]

August 11, 2017
After a Happy half Hour, we prepared to go ashore. After a fairly wet ride aboard the rib we made it to Waiheke. Fortunately the weather held out to allow for some ample wine tasting however, this was not the case when we ventured out for a swim. After a fairly quick dip in the […]

August 10, 2017
This time yesterday we were experiencing winter rain and wind.  One attempt to get underway had to be aborted due to increasing strong winds. So we spent time below learning ropes and splicing. New skills learnt and some good social time. But that was yesterday. Thursday saw the sun beaming through the starboard port holes. […]

August 9, 2017
Currently anchored just off Waiheke island. Sadly due to poor weather no sailing has been done today. Strong winds and currents caused the anchor to drag so a big team effort needed to raise and reset the anchor again. Although the weather is poor, spirits are high while we wait for the glorious weather to […]

August 8, 2017
We boarded on the 6th August, a few days ago. We put up the sail for the first time today since we left Auckland harbour and since then we have been travelling at 5 knots. The winds speed has been fairly light today and the seas have generally been quite calm so thankfully a lot […]

August 2, 2017
Bay of Islands to Great Barrier Island Having anchored in Te Rawhit Inlet overnight which was pleasant, it was now time to start heading south towards the Great Barrier Islands. The plan from the captain was to lift anchor mid- morning,  sailing through-out the day and continue into the night. Forward starboard watch would be […]

June 14, 2017
Welcome to TNS 489. Wellington to Auckland. At 1300hrs on Day 1, the voyage crew joined Tenacious. Watch leaders were primed with smiley faces and warm welcomes to get us off to a good start as we begun our afternoon of orientation. We spent the afternoon as one group with the Captain and Chief Mate […]

June 6, 2017
You could join the JST on a Cadetship, generously funded by Trinity House. This incredible opportunity not only offers tall ship sailing experience, but these are the only tall ships in the world that are wheelchair accessible. This makes a JST voyage like no other. With a diverse mixed-ability crew on each journey, you are bound […]

June 5, 2017
Blog written by a voyage crew of Sea Scouts on a 4 day sail from Wellington NZ. We really enjoyed the breakfast today. We have to take turns at helping in the galley and doing the washing up – there’s a lot of dishes to wash! We next had a “happy hour” where we scrubbed […]

June 2, 2017
This Blog is a summary of ideas and comments from a young and enthusiastic voyage crew of Sea-scouts who are on-board for a 4 day voyage from Wellington We are a group of Sea-scouts from Wellington New Zealand, super excited to get aboard the Tenacious! We got on board to learn all the safety requirements […]

May 21, 2017
Day 19 With a brisk wind coming from the snow covered peaks of the mountains, the afternoon watch was graced with the sight of two sea lions playing in the waves off the Port side. Soon afterwards, as the wind and waves picked up a little, a pod of Common Dolphins came to play in […]

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