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June 14, 2018
Day 18. Thermal shock occurred yesterday when the temperature dropped below 25 degrees and the crew started to wrap up in extra layers. An eventful night of two yachts, radio squawking and a cargo ship. It was like rush hour on the M25, on a busy night. The stars were stunning as always and Mars […]

June 13, 2018
We continued on our easterly course towards the Azores, making a steady 8 knots under sail. As we left the Caribbean waters, the sea grew lumpier, the winds freshened and some of the crew began putting on an extra layer of clothes as the temperature ‘dropped’. In the morning, the Lower and Upper Spankers were […]

June 12, 2018
Star date Tuesday 12th June From on board the good ship Tenacious Weather: bright blue sky very sunny partial cloud 25c Wind: force 6 SW ideal for our course due East to the Azores. Distance covered: 1676 miles Speed: 8kts (under sail) Highlights of the day: MURDER!!!! The Murder Game has begun. All of the […]

June 11, 2018
White horses and wind. With the animal nautical names in mind the wind picked up overnight and we are now SNAILing! With our compass set to due BEAST we pulled on the SHEEPS to set the topSNAIL. Thankfully the bioluminescence at night meant we didn’t have to sound the FROG horn. In fact we are […]

June 10, 2018
We’re currently somewhere to the east of Bermuda. We’ve had a couple of quiet days motoring through a very calm patch but the wind is filling in slowly now, and a little bit earlier than forecast. So although we are still under motor, a few sails are set. Wildlife update: We’ve seen a couple of […]

June 9, 2018
Tenacious spent two nights of R&R in Bermuda, with the crew visiting the delightful Tobacco Bay and the pink coral beaches for welcome swims and snorkels in the warm clear water. There were also ferry trips to the Historic Dockyard, which includes the National Museum of Bermuda, across from the island’s capital, Hamilton. Here some […]

June 5, 2018
Tenacious continued on its northerly course to Bermuda. With sightings of very few ships – no more than three or four – we seemingly had the western end of the Atlantic to ourselves. But if the ocean was quiet, there was plenty of activity on the boat herself. A daily 0730 keep fit class run […]

June 4, 2018
Greetings from Tenacious! After a long sunny day of motoring yesterday, we were treated to a dinner of Moroccan lamb (and stuffed peppers for the veggies!) prepared with the assistance of Captain Barbara, since Stretch, the Cook’s Assistant, had the afternoon off. After dinner, all the voyage crew convened in the lower mess for a […]

June 3, 2018
Marvellous meteorological Maikel taught us how the wind blows, Pressure high and low and how the earth spins so.   Saturday night with the shooting stars, Jupiter, Venus and Mars.   From the skies to our surprise, a flying fish flopped on deck. We put it to bed in the thermometer shed, for the next […]

June 2, 2018
Hello everyone from the becalmed waters of the Atlantic. Yesterday afternoon began with handing all of the square sails to prepare for the fact that we would have no wind. Ulla, Rosie, Hannah and Katy braved a before dinner climb to the very top of the main mast, believe it or not they were able […]

June 1, 2018
We left Anguilla mid-morning on a northerly course towards Bermuda. In a light wind, we set 15 sails and were a stunning sight, making a steady 4-5 knots. As night fell, the stars came out in their thousands, with the Plough and the Southern Cross clearly visible. The crew were then treated to a spectacular […]

May 31, 2018
A-hoy there! Continuing from our last entry, the crew sailed Tenacious through Tuesday night and the following morning until we arrived at the Caribbean island of Anguilla. We anchored off Road Bay beach around 2pm and crew were ferried ashore in the ribs for an afternoon off to explore the island. Much to the surprise […]

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