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June 2, 2016
TNS460 02/06/2016 Today (Thursday 2nd June) is our last afternoon watch and therefore our last blog of this voyage. We also have only one full day of sailing after this, so we are making the most of these superb sailing conditions. An almost cloudless sky, a pleasant breeze, in a 28 degree temperature, And a […]

June 1, 2016
TNS460 01/06/2016 (Blog by Aft Starboard) Tuesday was a busy day for Aft Starboard’s climbers.  In the morning Jo and Georgina went aloft to overhaul the buntlines on the fore course, and in the afternoon Graham and Graham climbed to the top of the mainmast. Anne and Georgina gave an afternoon talk in the lower […]

May 31, 2016
TNS460 31/05/2016 Present watch leader Terry, previous watch leader Mislav, Jimbo, Michele (Jersey),Michele (France),Matt, Lesley, Ruth, Steve the traveller ,Mike (boss), absent on mess duty Day 29 of a Tahiti-Fiji voyage. A great thanks to BM Mike for organising an afternoon of well-mannered frivolities, his pin rail competition went down with much hilarity. Since the […]

May 29, 2016
TNS460 29/05/2016 Greetings once again family, friends and loyal blog followers from Forward Starboard. Today we are saying goodbye to Samoa after having departed yesterday afternoon from Apia. We arrived late Friday evening and typical of Polynesia everything closed by lunch time on Saturday, but this did not deter the voyage crew who managed to […]

May 26, 2016
TNS460 26/05/2016 Greetings once again to our family, friends and loyal blog followers from Fwd Stbd. Now the sun is shining again after a small downpour we will jot down a few highlights of the past 24 hours. After a morning of simulated blindness, in which Islay helmed with the assistance of the speaking compass, […]

May 25, 2016
TNS460 25/05/2016 We welcome Rowena to our watch as a valued member. Yesterday afternoon Steve de Roeck gave us a very interesting talk about his travels including a slide show of the wildlife in places as diverse as Antarctica and Central Africa.  This included some superb photography of various animals from huge elephants and water […]

May 23, 2016
TNS460 23/05/2016 Here we are having a huge variety of experiences in the extraordinary island of Tonga, off to take samples from a new island before heading North through the Tongan islands. So Friday night the majority of the voyage crew and Ali (cook) and Tracey (cooks ass) all headed off to Oholei Beach and […]

May 19, 2016
TNS460 19/05/2016 19th May 2016 Tenacious Blog Well what an eventful 24 hours some of it spent in our very own time zone as we missed 24 hours and are now ahead of the UK. Ben 3rd officer gave a short but controversial talk on time zones including his plan to decimalise time – so […]

May 18, 2016
TNS460 18/05/2016 Hello to all our family, friends and loyal blog readers. Happy Wednesday! For the first time in all of history Tenacious has crossed the International Date Line and how exciting it is!! Jumping from Monday to Wednesday and from Karen to Jean’s birthday we enjoyed birthday cake twice in a row. This longer […]

May 16, 2016
TNS460 16/05/2016 (Karen’s birthday). Here we are, Aft Port sailing along in cobalt blue seas and azure blue sky getting into the relaxed mood in preparation for our arrival in Nuku Alofa. In the meantime we have been very busy.  Yesterday (Sunday) Graeme led the crew in a Service of Hymns and bible readings with […]

May 15, 2016
TNS460 15/05/2016 Saturday afternoon’s entertainment was a talk by First Mate Fliss on square sails.  She explained the names of the different sails, the ropes that control them and how to find the ropes on the pin rails on deck.  The two lowest sails on each mast are traditionally rigged; the other three are in-yard […]

May 14, 2016
TNS460 14/05/2016 It’s day 12 on this glorious voyage and we’ve come to the realisation that Aft Stbd watch have yet to write a blog, so here it is. Let me introduce everyone to you, our watch leader is Graham who today suffered the indignity of a salty shower during happy hour and much to […]

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