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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 […]

April 16, 2014
A very good morning to you all. It is Wednesday the 16th of April day 14 of the trip from Gibraltar to Southampton. We are currently under motor heading 070 on our way to our next port after spending 2 nights in town of Muros. The reaction to Tenacious by the local people has been […]

April 14, 2014
Yesterday morning we left Isles de Cies and then made our way up the coast to Muros initially anchoring. The locals were very welcoming and we then went alongside in the evening drawing in quite a crowd on the quayside that was enjoying their evening promenade. We moored alongside the jetty at 18:47, and then […]

April 13, 2014
Day 11 on the voyage or in the world outside – London Marathon Day It seems strange to be writing this report anchored of Muros in the sun and about to write a small report regarding the London Marathon. Many of you who have sailed on the ships or done maintenance over the past few […]

April 13, 2014
Left Vigo 10am Saturday 12th April and sailed to a beautiful island within the National Sea and Land Park off the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. Dropped anchor off Islas Cies. Ferried ashore by DOTI boat and rib and spent the afternoon exploring the island and having a swim. Lovely white sand and clear water. There […]

April 12, 2014
2:05 am Vigo Harbour Spain. Very warm .Most of the crew took the long walk & explored town bars, & fish restaurants. Stunning view from the top of Castro Restos De la Fortaleza avenue of Camelias on its slopes. Julia AS & Pat.FP.  

April 10, 2014
Hi all, Forward starboard here currently just started a 00; 00 -0400 hour watch, it’s a lovely clear dry night with Tony on the helm. We had a great day in port yesterday, seeing the sights, and using public transport, some people going into Oporto. Some of the ships crew even found themselves on the […]

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