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July 18, 2016
TNS463 – 18/07/2016 – Forward Port Watch. Time 12.30 pm At this time we are sailing towards Sydney at a very gentle 4 knots. The spanker was handed yesterday evening as the winds went light and unfortunately they are due to go even lighter in the next 12 hours or so which may mean we […]

July 17, 2016
TNS463 17/07/2016 –  Hello from Aft Port! The mayhem of our Murder Mystery has started and the game will commence first thing tomorrow morning, keep an eye out for updates! Around 3.30am this morning, the eagle eyed watch spotted a Moonbow (rainbow caused by the brightness of the moon) it may have been faint but it […]

July 16, 2016
TNS463 16/07/2016 – First off we’ve had some birthdays onboard in the last few days (which meant lots of yummy cake!) so BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Mike (AP), Seb (FP) and of course, our top notch Irish Medical Purser, Ronan! New Caledonia offered various sights and events such as a Cathedral, Aquarium and of course, the […]

July 15, 2016
TNS463 15/07/16 – We have just left Noumea in New Caledonia. We motored into Noumea on a Monday too find a closed town. On Tuesday the weather was fabulous and the voyage crew soon went their various ways to investigate the island. A popular place was the Island of Ducks approached very easily by water taxi and […]

July 9, 2016
TNS463 09/07/2016 -Day 11 Forward Starboard Watch S  20.55′ E 167.41′ 23.6 degrees You join us today as we motor towards New Caledonia on a course of 190 degrees, the wind only 30 degrees off the port bow. This morning the sails were harbour stowed ready for our anticipated arrival into the port on Noumea, […]

July 8, 2016
The Tenacious crew have enjoyed a couple of fabulous days’ rest and relaxation in Vanuatu. All of us took the opportunity to explore the town of Port Vila, some visiting the museum and cultural centre to learn about the history and culture of these fascinating islands. Others visited a local village on the way to […]

July 7, 2016
Good Morning from a sunny warm and slightly humid Vanuatu. We arrived here in this beautiful anchorage in Port Villa late on the night of the 5th. Once the anchor was down we set our weary heads down and had a very peaceful sleep in our non-listing beds which have been at about 20-30 degrees […]

July 5, 2016
TNS463 05/07/2016 – Right, a wee little report about our calm, sunny and smooth journey across the whale-filled ocean towards Vanuatu. In the old days, this country was called the New Hebrides, but at the moment, the sea temperature of 25 degrees tells us that we really are far from Scotland, bless her! We hope to […]

July 4, 2016
TNS463 04/07/16 –  Happy 4th from the 6 Americans on board and the 3 currently on watch duty (Bridget, Mark and Matt–Darlene is on mess duty)!! This morning we awoke to Nate from New York pledging allegiance to the flag and all got treated to a traditional lunch of hamburgers and potato salad thanks to […]

July 3, 2016
TNS463 03/07/16 – It’s day two at sea and we’re having a ball. We set sail yesterday after lunch and have been sailing since, no need for any engines. Our average speed is about 7 knots. Some whales were sighted off port bow yesterday afternoon, we could see them blowing water into the sky and […]

July 2, 2016
TNS463 02/07/2016 – After three days alongside in Lautoka, Fiji TNS463 is finally underway. The weather is perfect – 28 degrees with the wind from the SE. As the blog is a few days behind, we can’t tell you everything so here is a bit from each of us about our favourite parts from the […]

June 17, 2016
TNS461 17/06/2016  After a night at sea we arrived just off Taveuni Island ready to assess the pier and decide whether it was suitable to come alongside. Some masterful work by captain Simon, the permanent crew and amazing work at the stern by the Aft Port team saw us able to come alongside a very […]

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