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June 12, 2015
12/06/15 TNS439 And the crew of TNS439 have a final sail, from Hamstead Point Isle of Wight to Berth 108 Western Docks Southampton, after a celebratory meal the previous night at anchor, and stories from all aboard with memories of the war. We pack bags and say farewell…until the next time!

June 11, 2015
11/6/2015 TNS439 This is our last full day on-board and we have just pulled up the anchor ready to head up the needles, planning to dock in Southampton tomorrow. The wind has picked up and is a bit choppy, but I guess if you had read Wednesdays blog this is nothing compared to that. The youth “Leadership at Sea” group […]

June 10, 2015
10/6/2015 TNS439 Anchored off Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. So! The trip of a lifetime is drawing to a close. The voyage crew made up of young and not so young, (War Babies) have learned a great deal.  To the not so old, it may have seemed that the war babies were still relishing the […]

June 9, 2015
9/6/2015 TNS439 Well another perfect 24hours with the JST, what’s that like? Yesterday the good crew of Tenacious spent our last day in Caen visiting the many attractions, cafes, and monuments, ending in a lovely meal with most of the voyage and permanent crew attending. The next morning we were set to transit the Caen […]

June 8, 2015
07/06/15 TNS439 Hi my name is Callum. I am 17 and from a little town called Totton. Following from yesterday’s log by Mike, as he missed my talk, myself, Jack and Amanda had to do a presentation as part of the criteria in the leadership at sea course we are doing. The presentation was about […]

June 6, 2015
06/06/15 TNS439 Arromanche Today was a non-travelling one on board Tenacious. We were woken unusually, by a bugler playing reveille, a nice touch on this, the 71st anniversary of D-Day. Breakfast included a crumpet, which had to be explained to our token American crew Bob. Later in the morning we took part in a moving short […]

June 5, 2015
05/06/15 TNS439 from Pointe Du Hoc Yesterday afternoon most crew went ashore for lunch in Cherbourg, and the fore course was rigged by the Leadership At Sea crew members. An enjoyable evening was experienced by all; delicious food but mussels are in season from July here, and best not to ask for them on the menu […]

June 4, 2015
04/06/15 TNS439 A big bonjour to all our loyal followers and those tuning in for the first time! Welcome to day three of our voyage on-board the beautiful barque “Tenacious” (and what an incredible barque she is!) Coming to you from Cherbourg, France! The intrepid adventurers on-board have been kept busy overnight settling into life at […]

June 3, 2015
03/06/15 TNS439 Today we left Southampton about 10.00 under a sunny sky. Captain Darren gave us an interesting commentary on the vessels we passed including the Danish and Norwegian Royal Yachts. We headed towards Cowes first, on the Isle of Wight, where we were surrounded by yachts of all kinds, racing and cruising, in a […]

June 2, 2015
02/06/15 TNS439 We (the voyage crew) arrived in Southampton and joined Tenacious in dribs and drabs all excited and eager to get under way. As normal the adventure started with the issuing of bunks and watches, followed by kit. Then of course it’s the very interesting and very important compulsory talks. Once the theory was explained […]

May 31, 2015
31/05/15 TNS438 What a change.  Twenty four hours after passing between Land’s End and the Scilly Isles in glorious sunshine, we entered the Needles Channel in rain and mist with poor visibility.  The passage up the Channel had been swift and uneventful with southerly and westerly winds pushing us on at speeds of up to […]

May 30, 2015
30/05/15 TNS438 Friday – Turn left at the mouth of Milford Haven, carefully delivering the pilot and his bag of cakes to the Milford Haven pilot boat, and off we go, endeavouring not to bump into Lands’ End or the Isles of Scilly in the dark. After a wet and dreary morning, the sun has come out, we have […]

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