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March 29, 2018
Beautiful day with the Forward Port Watch.  The sun is shining, a massive wandering albatross is circling close to the boat, and we have sunseekers on the bowsprit.  The wind is on the light side, so we have a course on the foremast, lower topsail, uppertopsail, and a t’gallant on both masts, plus two jibs. […]

March 28, 2018
Port Aft Watch – SV Tenacious 27.03.2018 Time 13.00      Latitude 42’01’ S     Longitude 05’48’ W     Sea temperature 12.5’ Nog  1247 mylen en ons in Suid Afrika You may have been wondering what had happened to this Watch – well…there are 9 of us making us the largest on board and therefore the noisiest by sheer […]

March 26, 2018
No nice consistent westerly’s for us but everything from next to no wind yesterday to 30 knots from SSE during our watch this afternoon. For the first time this voyage we’ve been heeled to port. Fortunately for those of us sleeping on the starboard side the forecast is for brisk westerly’s in the next day […]

March 25, 2018
Sunday 25th F’ward Port Things are pretty steady as we are sailing making 5.2 knots on to Cape Town it’s quite peaceful without the engines and the motion of the ship under sail is lovely. We remain alone in the Ocean, the last time we saw any people was the staff that helped us cast off at […]

March 21, 2018
We are sailing! We are sailing!! More than 24 hours now under sail – Fore Course, lower and upper Topsails and Main lower and upper topsails. Winds gusting 33 knots, but as from behind we are going at 9 knots – so more like 42knots!! Noon to noon travelled 203 nm – but the record […]

March 20, 2018
A glacier before breakfast. It was a bright but chilly morning as we gave three cheers for South Georgia and slipped our berth at King Edward Point watched by bemused Fur Seal pups and the KEP staff. We headed down Cumberland East Bay to look at the majestic Hamberg Glacier where it plunges into the […]

March 15, 2018
After sailing around the southern tip of South Georgia and up the coast, we arrived at King Edward Point just after breakfast. The last few hours were in calm waters but thick fog so the water tight doors were closed. But what an arrival. At the entrance to the bay the fog lifted to reveal […]

March 14, 2018
That was a watch for the memory bank! We’ve just finished the 1230-1600 watch. Winds over the port bow 35-45 knots – force 9 in Beaufort speak – with occasional gusts over 50 knots (force10).  We are muffled in many layers of  most of  our clothing and those who had the foresight to bring ski […]

March 13, 2018
Today we entered the Antarctic Convergence Zone, this also means we are now on the same chart as South Georgia – our first destination on this voyage.  Sea birds are spotted in abundance, albatross, tern and petrel. You can still see Dolphins jumping out of the water and spinning, despite being in the coldest seas […]

March 8, 2018
Tenacious sailed across the Pacific, rounded Cape Horn and completed her epic journey to the Falkland Islands. Over 8,000 miles away at the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s HQ, our office team have been enjoying reading the ship’s blogs and newspapers over the last 6 weeks – we hope you have too! Fortunately the crew have sent […]

February 22, 2018
Our final day at sea dawned to beautiful sunshine and wind speeding us in the right direction towards the Falkland Islands. The end of any voyage brings mixed feelings of sadness that it is coming to an end, anticipation of what is to come next, happiness at new friends made and the huge sense of […]

February 20, 2018
WE ARE CAPE HORNERS! Well, after 30 days at sea, we have all passed from the Pacific to the Atlantic by way of Cape Horn. It happened at 15:00 hrs (ship’s time) today, 20th February 2018, a date that will live long in the memories of all the crew, whether permanent, volunteers or voyage. For all but a very […]

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