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September 21, 2015
TNS452 21/09/15 Monday 21st September myself and Danny made our way through the horizontal rain of Poole to the quay side and the old drinking haunts of yesterday propping up the sqwalking seagulls. Then butterflies in our stomach as the rigging of Tenacious towered up ahead. There she was. We had arrived. We were greeted by […]

September 18, 2015
TNS451 18/09/15 Well TNS451 are onboard and we are sailing!!! After joining the ship yesterday, there were introductions and training for voyage crew followed by climbing the rigging. We spent the night at anchor in Swanage, being lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the boat. More climbing and releasing sails today under blue skies and very light […]

September 7, 2015
TNS449 07/09/15 Early start for aft starboard watch as they drew the short straw for the 3.30am wake up as we prepared to depart anchorage. As we headed along the Thames estuary there was a secret patisserie mission going on in the galley with pastry chef extraordinare Patrick. The cake in question was being prepared in order […]

September 5, 2015
TNS449 06/09/15 Today we had breakfast early because we were on watch it was a yummy sausage, scrambled egg and mushrooms. Nothing overly interesting happened on watch apart from passing a large wind farm. Later in the day we braced some sails but after a while we realised this was pointless because there was no […]

September 5, 2015
TNS449 05/09/15 Busy day firstly getting ready to leave Dunkirk and then getting through the lock and out into the open sea. Having had luck with the wind on the way across we had the wind wrong all day. Amazing how busy the Channel is with everyone on the bridge working hard to get us […]

September 4, 2015
TNS449 04/09/15 We arrived in Dunkerque last night as it got dark. In the harbour we went into a huge lock and were brought up to the level so that we could enter the canal. Our berth is alongside a car park quite close to the town centre. Some of the crew immediately went ashore […]

September 3, 2015
TNS449 03/09/15 A delightful Lentil soup and a roll for lunch with an array of various cheeses was enjoyed by all and the occasional squirt of Chilli sauce for some followed by a few members of the watch getting their heads down to recover from the early shift the night before. With smug faces at […]

September 2, 2015
TNS449 02/09/15  We started the day nice and early (a bit too early for Chloe) and had breakfast which was sausages, poached egg and mushrooms. After stuffing ourselves silly we enjoyed the morning, it was a bit of a chilly start but it soon warmed up and we set the sails in the sunshine. We […]

August 30, 2015
30/08/15 TNS448 Having left Dartmouth at 1900 last night we turned East and travelled on a calm sea in light winds that were almost completely against us. By morning we were well on the way and it was decided that we would sail around the South of the Isle of Wight. Callum proved his worth […]

August 29, 2015
29/08/15 TNS448 The air display the previous evening treated us to sights of exciting machines – Spitfire, Hurricane, Swordfish, Red Arrows, stunt ‘planes, as well as [possibly] a Zero and a brilliant close up demonstration of A/S rescue by a Sea King. Some of the younger crew are commendably well-informed about vintage ‘planes – yay […]

August 28, 2015
TNS448 28/08/15 Today we moored in Dartmouth very close to HMS Monmouth which was moored for the regatta. A large portion of the voyage crew went into Dartmouth to sample the shops and regatta ambience. We look forward to the red arrows flypast later today and will probably stay moored to our buoy for much […]

August 27, 2015
27/08/15 TNS448 Sea sickness was still at its peak; with several crew members unable to get out of their bunks.. After a full recovery it as all hands to the deck to finally set the sails. Despite it being hard work singing and the thought of food got everyone through. As the sails went up […]

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