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August 14, 2015
14/08/15 140815 Day sail again anchored off Cowes Breakwater and saw a stunning Typhoon 2 display….the RAFs newest jet. Also we were on deck for the fantastic firework display off a barge for the end of Cowes week.

August 13, 2015
13/08/15 130815 RA  Charlie 1 Anchorage off Cowes Breakwater was the very best spot to watch the stunning display from the Red Arrows! We seemed to be at the very centre of their incredible aerobatics as they dramatically circled the ship.

August 12, 2015
Maintenance Day I awoke at 6am as could not sleep anymore, as I had fallen asleep at 20:30 last night. I sought out the job of plating up for breakfast on my own, upper mess and lower mess, as I knew I wanted to go into Southampton later, and more importantly to visit the famous JST head office, to […]

August 11, 2015
11/08/15 TNSDSKES All on board for the safety brief at 09.00, lines cast 09.28, we head east as far as the old wreck site of the Mary Rose off the entrance to Portsmouth with Ryde to our starboard, on the Isle of Wight. Both lower topsails and the outer jib are set before lunch. A former […]

August 10, 2015
10/08/15 TNSDS4 A maintenance day today, painting, sewing, cleaning, repairing, and cooking. Stores obtained and stowed, safety checks completed.

August 9, 2015
09/08/15 TNSDS4 Another beautiful day for a day sail!  Everyone on-board sharp, and with port side alongside we were slipped smoothly away from Southampton Docks and had made by Hamble Point by 10.29. So… delicious fare, great company, and again day sailors again eager to try sail setting, helming, and climbing. At 12.09 we turned […]

August 8, 2015
08/08/15 TNSDS4 Tenacious is at maximum capacity for this day sail with 80 on board! All have arrived and its bacon rolls before casting lines. As we head west from berth 104 west docks Southampton it is a sunny south easterly force 2 and we are surrounded by the racing yachts out for Cowes week. […]

August 7, 2015
07/08/15 TNS446 Voyage Crew kept anchor watch overnight, and the morning dawned fine and clear.  08.00 We commenced weighing anchor from Hamstead Point, and is was an interesting, beautiful, and altogether too short trip back to berth 104 western docks Southampton, and fond farewells.

August 5, 2015
TNS446 05/08/15 Left Saint Malo through the tidal lock, which was filled to capacity with a small flotilla of craft, ranging from motor vessels to a tiny dinghy. It is rumoured that Capt. Barbara has never seen the lock so full. And First Mate Ali had to manage her disappointment at not being able to […]

August 4, 2015
TNS446 04/08/15 We have caused quite a stir in St Malo as many have come to see our tall ship and take photos, and stand to watch the assisted climbs this morning, with wheelchairs hoisted aloft, and ropes on harnesses for those climbing, and returning to deck to a round of applause, or watch Captain […]

August 3, 2015
03/08/15 TNS446 Today is the third day of our trip to St. Malo in Brittany, France. I had to be up for the 4am shift, I awoke early quite excited as I knew I would be steering the ship. It was an awesome task as I got to see the sun come up, and the beginning […]

August 2, 2015
31/07/15 – 02/08/15 TNS446 Friday 31st July 2015 We were anchored in West Lepe last night in the Western Solent and had a great evening of games and chat and a meal on deck. A beautiful trip back to Southampton through the Needles this morning with the gangway lowered just in time for all trains […]

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