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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 […]

August 26, 2014
Aft Port Watch We were piped out of Southampton by a bagpipe band at 5.30 and motored down Southampton water leaving the busy Maritime festival, we then anchored overnight in the Western Solent. Sunday morning was gloriously sunny and climbing training took place as we left through the needles channel. We then set sail and […]

August 13, 2014
This afternoon Tenacious motored in to anchor in Swanage Bay, Dorset, in glorious sunshine and under clear blue skies. She was quickly spotted from the shore…. by myself, a former permanent crew member…. An email to the ship, for the attention of First Mate, Richard, was quickly replied to, and the longed for invitation issued […]

August 2, 2014
Day 7 in the big brother house… oh wait no day 7 in the voyage. Today has been busy with the final leg to Esbjerg, Denmark. The sails were stowed and we headed into port just after lunch. After a few days where the ship has been heeling over a bit it was great to […]

August 1, 2014
It’s 2.00 am and we are making steady progress due south towards Esbjerg in Denmark. It was a busy day yesterday with the usual routines and some handing of sail. Some of the ‘Leadership at Sea’ participants took over watch leader jobs today and did rather well. The weather has generally been kind, though some […]

July 29, 2014
Forward Port Watch Afternoon from Forward Port! We have the afternoon watch – the perfect time for a bit of blog writing! Since joining the ship on Saturday lots has happened on the ship. We’ve had all the briefings and trainings, explored some of Bergen, set and handed sails, been on watches and had Happy […]

July 27, 2014
Day 2 Midnight on the first night at sea, we are making our way out to the start line. It’s very calm so we are hoping for a little more in the way of wind. Ominous lightning strikes in the distant skies. Bergen was very exciting with a wonderful party atmosphere and an amazing fleet […]

July 23, 2014
Hi from FS on midnight anchor watch for our last night at sea before an early morning motor into Bergen tomorrow. There is a beautiful pink & purple sky over silhouetted mountains & it is still light enough to read a book by! We were at anchor in a little bay in Kobbeleia (a sound […]

July 21, 2014
On a glorious afternoon, we anchored in a beautiful sound off Kvaloya. Around us were many islands, large and small, and we were close to a fish farm. Modernity intruded in the form of a small airport nearby, reportedly a destination for Easyjet! Apart from that, the setting was idyllic. The evening’s highlight was a […]

July 20, 2014
Forward Starboard had the lovely 8-midnight watch again last night. There was very little traffic so the majority of the watch grabbed the bag of ropes and eagerly started learning and practising our knots. The hours passed quickly between knot tying, lookout and helming in balmy warm conditions. Shortly before midnight Captain Simon decided we […]

July 19, 2014
This morning started as yet another lovely day, with whispered rumours of setting sails with easterly winds blowing. After a successful morning of assisted climbs followed by a much needed smoko it soon became evident that Claire, the CA, had melted more chocolate than was needed for the millionaires’ shortbread and was trying desperately to […]

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