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July 5, 2014
Voyage 409: Leg 1 of the Tall Ships Races 2014 Joining day in Harlingen Harlingen is a beautiful little port city, with a fishing fleet and the ferry terminal for Terscheliing, an inner basin and an outer harbour. The watch leaders joined early this morning, having stayed overnight in Leeuwarden and neighbouring towns. Harlingen’s dozen […]

July 4, 2014
TNS 408 Day 5. After days at sea with winds on the nose, so much so that on Wednesday we had sails up and were ‘overtaken’ by an Oil Rig!! we awoke on Thursday to perfect sailing winds but we had to be at the Harlingen Fairway buoy at 12.26hrs so we couldn’t take advantage […]

July 1, 2014
30th June and 1st July We started our watch on the ship’s bridge fairly early, at 8 o’clock in the morning, and shared the duties of keeping lookout on both port and starboard sides of the ship, and manning the helm. This watch lasted four and a half hours. During this time we got involved […]

June 30, 2014
The routine continues, eat, sleep, watch, repeat. We’ve been at sea and out of sight of land for 10 days now and Union Island is under 3 days away. The ship’s company is looking forward to some shore time. We are also wondering if there will be Wi-Fi and phone signal there. The murder game […]

June 30, 2014
Hi everybody! Yesterday, we left Southampton port and anchored off the coast of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight for the night. Today we have set off towards the Dover Straits well on our way towards our destination- Harlingen. We are in the Aft Port team currently on watch. We have just been shown how […]

June 29, 2014
29th June 2014 Sunday 29th was a busy day with early starts all-round the volunteers who had not arrived the night before were on board for a bacon butty breakfast by the main mast at 07.30. It was then time for a quick brief of the day’s plan, before last minute tidying up and preparations […]

June 27, 2014
We had a busy last morning, starting off with bag packing then adding the linen from the bunks onto an ever increasing mountain of washing. Breakfast was greatly appreciated. After breakfast there was the Captains debrief, also a final Happy Hour getting the ship nice and clean. The ship was got ready for going alongside […]

June 26, 2014
Hey all! Most of the voyage crew yesterday visited the submarine museum in Cherbourg. We all had a look around the nuclear submarine, Le Redoubtable. Later in the evening 35 of the voyage crew went for a meal next to the docks. We left Cherbourg early this morning at 7.30am we are under sail which […]

June 24, 2014
VOYAGE 407, POOLE TO SOUTHAMPTON 24.06.2014 Aft Port, the Lovely Watch Poole to Southampton: 45 minutes by train, 6 days by Tenacious. But what days! Saturday was a warm and glorious Pirate Day in Poole, the Town Quay crammed with Johnny Depp lookalikes of all ages, most of whom wanted to come aboard during our […]

June 2, 2014
1/2: JUNE 2014. Tenacious, sailed from Southampton,on a Sunday afternoon,to anchor off the IOW, for the night. It gave the Crew a good time to know each other before the week began. Today we have seen, whilst at sea the Last Royal Navy Carrier, and a present Daring Class Destroyer, working together with a FAA, […]

May 30, 2014
Last full day of TNS403! We set sail off the anchor and steamed into The Solent passing the Needles off the Isle of Wight, usual fine fare served up for breakfast and lunch from Micah and the galley crew. Lots of sail stowing and going aloft by the more active of the VC and the […]

May 27, 2014
0931 – Tuesday. We left Dartmouth bound for Warbarrow Bay! Virtually the whole day spent under sail. Evening revelries in Dartmouth beginning to show with one or two members of the VC!!! Anchored for the night and spent an amiable evening comparing our childhood encounters with ‘the Cyrils’ of this world and our lucky escapes. […]

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