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September 16, 2014
“The Veg”, “The Veg”. The cry went up from the entire ship’s crew as the lorry appeared through the archway of the National Oceanography Centre at Southampton. The delayed delivery of vegetables meant voyage TNS417 could now set off to meet Nelly and welcome her back from her genuinely epic voyage around the world. (Although […]

September 15, 2014
From across the United Kingdom, and beyond, people gathered on  the quayside waiting in anticipation of the voyage about to begin to meet with Lord Nelson before sailing together up the Thames at the end of her Round the World voyage. With a light wind blowing we were hopeful of setting sail about 5pm. During […]

September 12, 2014
Day 3 Awakened to beautiful, blue skies this morning, and after our usual good breakfast, we did a lot of important things with ropes (pulling and pushing — as you can see, I’m a real novice at all this).  Then came Happy Hour!  Oh, don’t get excited — not that kind of Happy Hour!  Our […]

September 10, 2014
Yesterday the wind returned along with exciting squalls of rain. The t’gallant and the spanker were handed before dinner. After an exciting day’s sailing yesterday (in not quite the right direction) our messman got up at six am to untie the t’gallant gaskets only for all the sails to be handed in the rain after […]

September 9, 2014
TNS 416 Greetings to all family and friends of voyage crew aboard TNS416 from the Greenwich Regatta to Southampton. Everyone arrived promptly on Monday through the crowds around Woolwich admiring the ships. The watch leaders had arrived on Sunday evening and were busy having briefings, when the VIP of the day (Mayor of London – […]

September 7, 2014
Falmouth – Greenwich We anchored in the early hours of the morning just of Leigh on Sea, in Leigh small ships anchorage. When we woke up we could see several of the other Tall Ships were also anchored there. Late morning we raised the anchor and set a few sails to motor sail up the […]

September 4, 2014
Day 5 of the Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships voyage begins with the crew finding a rouge stowaway hitching a ride aboard Tenacious. It flew down into the crew’s quarters and eventually turned out that it was a little lost Robin far away from home! We were also accompanied for a brief period of time […]

September 3, 2014
Day 4 Forward Port WATCH The final race day: the race was set to end at 1600 hours, just off St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight. Already tension filled the air. Could we possibly overtake our deadly rival, the dastardly Stavros S Niarchos (which had unaccountably stolen a march on us)? Luckily the wind was […]

September 1, 2014
Forward Starboard Watch. Well we’ve been racing for 33hours and have covered 131 miles. Sailing has been gentle but generally the wind has been kind and behind (SW) to help us gently progress up the channel. Last night was beautiful with the moon and stars, our position came in this morning as 6th in class […]

August 31, 2014
Day 2 Blog from Aft Port Watch… Gemma and Jenni…. Woke up to a lovely sunny morning in Falmouth, had breakfast and then up on deck as we hauled the two gangplanks on to the top of the deck house and then cast off from the dock and set off under engine. The ship briefly […]

August 30, 2014
Talls ship race Falmouth – Greenwich DAY 1 Falmouth was heaving with people – sailors from almost 50 Tall Ships, spectators and tradespeople, along with many local volunteers, who were part of the excellent organising team. #Day 1 on board was hectic, with the last crew departing immediately before us, the crew for the Tall […]

August 29, 2014
Falmouth The day started quietly as the crew on the various vessels started to stir ready for another day. Quite a few of the voyage crew left the ship at 08.45 ready to make their way to Gyllynvase beach, in order to participate in various inter ships sports events including 5 a side and beach […]

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