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May 26, 2014
TNS403 blog Watch AS. Today is the morning after the night before. A run ashore in Dartmouth was greeted by the resident population with a grand chorus of traditional sea shanties led by Martin accompanied by the TNS403 Choir. As a qualified Welshman I must say the rendition and choral accompaniment was quite superb. Definitely […]

May 25, 2014
Coming to you from the Bridge of the glorious Tenacious – we are currently anchored in Dartmouth. After a beautiful days sailing we then cruised under the stars past the Isle of Wight. This morning the officers of the watch expertly practiced recovering our dummy (Penelope) from the sea. Reece was nominated as the swimmer, […]

May 24, 2014
Its 1 in the afternoon watch as we sail on Tenacious through beautiful clear blue green water 15 miles south of Littlehampton with the tide taking us along at 6 knots due west. We can just see the English coast on the horizon through the haze. Last night we motored through the night against the […]

May 23, 2014
After a seemingly successful few days of corporate entertaining for some of JST supporters it was back to the reality and organised chaos of joining day. Special thanks to the office staff and the galley crew for their sterling efforts over the past few days , (you know who you are). Anyway back to TNS […]

May 19, 2014
Tenacious is sitting at South Quay, Canary Wharf, her yards and rigging reflected, many times over, in the surrounding glass of office blocks, so we are attracting plenty of passers by. Yesterday saw the end of the voyage from Southampton, which had been sunny and calm. The voyage crew left at noon, and sortly afterwards […]

May 16, 2014
Left Southampton Monday 12th May en route to France. Anchored first night to a most beautiful sunset. Acquainted with our Watch Leaders and now understand safety procedures on board ship and practised evacuation procedures. Tuesday morning left for France. Beautiful weather and good sailing. Wednesday not a lot of wind for sailing, arrived in Calais […]

May 5, 2014
Greetings from Tenacious, sitting alongside in Southampton, in glorious sunshine. There are a good number of volunteers on board, all working very hard to maintain the ship, and to get her ready for the day sails and voyage TNS402. Most of the volunteers are “old hands”, the oldest hand being “dad” Derek, who is stuck […]

April 29, 2014
TNS 401 The voyage came to an end on Sunday 27th April. But not before another anchorage. The voyage crew enjoyed the chance to go ashore in Sark; they were pre-warned to beware of the Sark Shark. Whilst at anchor some crabs were brought off a passing fishing boat. We weighed anchor in the evening […]

April 25, 2014
Left St Malo after 2 nights in the inner harbour. This is a lovely walled city with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a scenic walk around the top of the walls. The ship was taken out by the pilot, with Ben on the helm, through the lock then through the eastern channel with a commentary […]

April 20, 2014
Middle watch Bay of Biscay Ship cracking along under topsails & staysails at 9 knots yesterday. All crew celebrated Cadet Josh’s 21st birthday with a kangaroo court over absent chocolate bars. Force 7 in a moderate sea. Now Motor sailing under staysails and jibs In a heavier sea wind dropped to 6 knots. Dramatic moon […]

April 18, 2014
Morning all its currently forward starboard watch on 00-00-0400 watch full sails and happy whale watching, the ship sprung a few leeks around the ship (the cook created faces out of leek heads and put them around the ship and a real leak in the lower mess!!! Have to be on board to get this!!) […]

April 17, 2014
The ship left Muros and we motor sailed to Carino. Anchored off Carino and a shore party went ashore in the rib to see if we could moor alongside the harbour. Unfortunately we were not able to get alongside and permission was not given to let us anchor. Julia helmed the ship out at 16.00 […]

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