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May 15, 2016
TNS460 15/05/2016 Saturday afternoon’s entertainment was a talk by First Mate Fliss on square sails.  She explained the names of the different sails, the ropes that control them and how to find the ropes on the pin rails on deck.  The two lowest sails on each mast are traditionally rigged; the other three are in-yard […]

May 14, 2016
TNS460 14/05/2016 It’s day 12 on this glorious voyage and we’ve come to the realisation that Aft Stbd watch have yet to write a blog, so here it is. Let me introduce everyone to you, our watch leader is Graham who today suffered the indignity of a salty shower during happy hour and much to […]

May 11, 2016
TNS460 11/05/2016 So here we are in the South Pacific going so fast that we’ll get to Rarotonga too early tomorrow. We’re in competition with the International Flights as the planes cannot take off and land with us at the end of the runway – which is where we come alongside unless we drop the […]

May 10, 2016
TNS460 10/05/2016 Forward Port 443nm from Tahiti, enroute to Roratonga with a fair SE wind. -09:00 All hands were excitedly hailed on deck to set the sails. -10:00 The final remineance of Stretch’s colossal birthday cake were happily devoured by all. -10:30 It may not be apparent as of today, however to the future benefit […]

May 9, 2016
TNS460 09/05/2016 Kiorana – that is a Polynesian hello to all our family, friends and loyal blog readers from TNS460 and in particular us on Forward Starboard. As you can probably guess, we have all been having far too much fun in the last week since we joined Tenacious to write the blog, but we […]

May 6, 2016
TNS460 06/05/2016 Leaving Tahiti At sea at last – a full ship with most of us over jet lag and having enjoyed the variable weather and beautiful scenery of Tahiti and Moor’ea – the latter being particularly stunning both under the water and in the mountains. Yesterday we loaded stores in the sun so had […]

April 28, 2016
TNS459 28/04/201 Forward Port Tahiti – Rai’tea – Tahiti Sadly this short voyage is coming to an end. After several days of heavy rain the voyage crew joined us on a beautiful Tahitian morning. We left Pape’ete accompanied by dolphins. What a great send off. We then spent a glorious afternoon sailing slowly (drifting) along […]

April 22, 2016
TNS458 22/04/2016 Aft Starboard Farewell TNS 458….. Well here we are finally in Tahiti. The place of dreams and legends has finally become reality. After days of empty ocean and peaceful islands we’ve quickly adjusted to the shock of a busy city and the trappings of civilisation. We have a perfect berth, right slap bang […]

April 14, 2016
TNS458 14/04/2016 Aft Starboard Paradise Found…!! Wow. Bora Bora. So good they named it twice. Even better than the picture postcards. Daybreak found us just off the island. Towering volcanic rock, fringed with sugar white beaches, palm trees and surf from the surrounding reefs. The entrance into the lagoon is breath-taking – into azure waters […]

April 11, 2016
TNS458 11/04/2016 Hello all from us on another fine day on Tenacious, apart from the tropical deluge we had to finish our watch last night. The winds speed trebled and the heavens opened just in time to thoroughly soak us just as we handed the main royal. Today we have been skirting the atoll of […]

April 10, 2016
TNS458 10/04/2016 (Day 42) Greetings from Aft Port. In our last blog I promised ‘more sailing news’, so here we are: although we have all the square sails set, we are only trundling along at about 3 knots (think walking speed), the wind having dropped very considerably. The weather is hot (33 degrees) and sunny, […]

April 9, 2016
TNS458 09/04/2016 Day 41 Aft Starboard Food glorious food…. Napoleon was supposed to have said an army marches on its belly. That may or may not be true but Tenacious certainly sails on its stomach. Almost the first question asked of every relieving watch is “what’s for breakfast/smoko/lunch/dinner”. We’re lucky in having all three ingredients […]

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