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September 4, 2014
Day 5 of the Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships voyage begins with the crew finding a rouge stowaway hitching a ride aboard Tenacious. It flew down into the crew’s quarters and eventually turned out that it was a little lost Robin far away from home! We were also accompanied for a brief period of time […]

September 3, 2014
Day 4 Forward Port WATCH The final race day: the race was set to end at 1600 hours, just off St Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight. Already tension filled the air. Could we possibly overtake our deadly rival, the dastardly Stavros S Niarchos (which had unaccountably stolen a march on us)? Luckily the wind was […]

September 1, 2014
Forward Starboard Watch. Well we’ve been racing for 33hours and have covered 131 miles. Sailing has been gentle but generally the wind has been kind and behind (SW) to help us gently progress up the channel. Last night was beautiful with the moon and stars, our position came in this morning as 6th in class […]

August 31, 2014
Day 2 Blog from Aft Port Watch… Gemma and Jenni…. Woke up to a lovely sunny morning in Falmouth, had breakfast and then up on deck as we hauled the two gangplanks on to the top of the deck house and then cast off from the dock and set off under engine. The ship briefly […]

August 30, 2014
Talls ship race Falmouth – Greenwich DAY 1 Falmouth was heaving with people – sailors from almost 50 Tall Ships, spectators and tradespeople, along with many local volunteers, who were part of the excellent organising team. #Day 1 on board was hectic, with the last crew departing immediately before us, the crew for the Tall […]

August 29, 2014
Falmouth The day started quietly as the crew on the various vessels started to stir ready for another day. Quite a few of the voyage crew left the ship at 08.45 ready to make their way to Gyllynvase beach, in order to participate in various inter ships sports events including 5 a side and beach […]

August 26, 2014
Aft Port Watch We were piped out of Southampton by a bagpipe band at 5.30 and motored down Southampton water leaving the busy Maritime festival, we then anchored overnight in the Western Solent. Sunday morning was gloriously sunny and climbing training took place as we left through the needles channel. We then set sail and […]

August 13, 2014
This afternoon Tenacious motored in to anchor in Swanage Bay, Dorset, in glorious sunshine and under clear blue skies. She was quickly spotted from the shore…. by myself, a former permanent crew member…. An email to the ship, for the attention of First Mate, Richard, was quickly replied to, and the longed for invitation issued […]

August 2, 2014
Day 7 in the big brother house… oh wait no day 7 in the voyage. Today has been busy with the final leg to Esbjerg, Denmark. The sails were stowed and we headed into port just after lunch. After a few days where the ship has been heeling over a bit it was great to […]

August 1, 2014
It’s 2.00 am and we are making steady progress due south towards Esbjerg in Denmark. It was a busy day yesterday with the usual routines and some handing of sail. Some of the ‘Leadership at Sea’ participants took over watch leader jobs today and did rather well. The weather has generally been kind, though some […]

July 29, 2014
Forward Port Watch Afternoon from Forward Port! We have the afternoon watch – the perfect time for a bit of blog writing! Since joining the ship on Saturday lots has happened on the ship. We’ve had all the briefings and trainings, explored some of Bergen, set and handed sails, been on watches and had Happy […]

July 27, 2014
Day 2 Midnight on the first night at sea, we are making our way out to the start line. It’s very calm so we are hoping for a little more in the way of wind. Ominous lightning strikes in the distant skies. Bergen was very exciting with a wonderful party atmosphere and an amazing fleet […]

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