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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 […]

July 30, 2015
30/07/15 TNS 445 Last night we played cards at the bar and then watched the fireworks at Swanage Bay just after sunset. This morning after breakfast we completed assisted climbs before setting many sails and raising the anchor. After a voyage crew picture and individual watch pictures we are now heading towards the Needles passing […]

July 29, 2015
29/07/15 TNS445 Has been a breezy sail to say the least! Gale force winds in the channel so we stayed in home waters seeking shelter from the Isle of Wight. Have had a good sail south today around the island & now motoring towards Swanage Bay to anchor overnight. Heavy seas but a happy crew. We’ll just pretend […]

July 28, 2015
TNS445 28/07/15 Simon T has just successfully helmed Tenacious for the last 20 minutes in Force 7 winds!! Way to go Simon! Paul is on the Helm now whilst Chloe and Brad are taking all the ship’s logs. Andy is on starboard side watch, Malcolm on portside watch Ben is keeping a safe eye on all […]

July 27, 2015
27/07/15 TNS445 Dock 4 by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton All ready for the new Voyage Crew to arrive at 13.00. It will be a nice full ship with 51 on board and many new people who will be having their first sail with the JST. We are planning to leave this afternoon and anchor […]

July 21, 2015
21/07/15 TNS444 We had a glorious morning anchored at Torbay, where those who wanted, did some assisted climbing of both main and fore masts. Following lunch, we set sail (off anchor) and started our long sail towards the Isle of Wight. Unfortunately we’ve had a mist surround us for most of the afternoon and first […]

July 19, 2015
19/07/15 TNS444 What a beautiful day for sailing. After our safety briefings and instruction sessions in Weymouth we departed the pier and anchored in the bay. After a quiet night we awoke to a lovely morning, motored out past Portland and then set our sails. All the square sails were set, we managed to sail […]

July 15, 2015
15/07/15 TNS443 The breakfast call came at 07:30 and the fog had rolled in over the English Channel. However, as the morning wore on, there was hope that there might be an Easterly wind that could aid us in sailing to Weymouth! We were given a talk on setting sails to hopefully prepare us to raise them […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 It is windy and wet in the North Sea as Tenacious is about to enter the Dover TSS. Sadly we are not under sail as the wind is directly SW – where we want to be! We had a very windy night at anchor off Oostende that was so rough that the permanent […]

July 14, 2015
14/07/15 TNS443 After delicious pizza in the lower mess with the whole crew, it was time to settle in to the comfy recesses of the boat while another lucky watch got the drizzle and fog of the 12-4pm watch. We chatted together and played a few rounds of cards as the rain began to ease off. After […]

July 13, 2015
13/07/15 TNS443 After a slightly delayed start due to engineering problems, we were finally away. Unfortunately, the wind was not blowing in the right direction for Weymouth, and we therefore motored to our anchor point off Oostende.

July 12, 2015
12/07/15 TNS443 Today has been hot and sunny, and, after more briefings, climbs, evac. drills etc., the crew have had more time to explore Brugge. Lots of chocolate and fabulous beers, and sights before wandering back to our cosy cabins.

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