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April 20, 2014
Middle watch Bay of Biscay Ship cracking along under topsails & staysails at 9 knots yesterday. All crew celebrated Cadet Josh’s 21st birthday with a kangaroo court over absent chocolate bars. Force 7 in a moderate sea. Now Motor sailing under staysails and jibs In a heavier sea wind dropped to 6 knots. Dramatic moon […]

April 18, 2014
Morning all its currently forward starboard watch on 00-00-0400 watch full sails and happy whale watching, the ship sprung a few leeks around the ship (the cook created faces out of leek heads and put them around the ship and a real leak in the lower mess!!! Have to be on board to get this!!) […]

April 17, 2014
The ship left Muros and we motor sailed to Carino. Anchored off Carino and a shore party went ashore in the rib to see if we could moor alongside the harbour. Unfortunately we were not able to get alongside and permission was not given to let us anchor. Julia helmed the ship out at 16.00 […]

April 16, 2014
A very good morning to you all. It is Wednesday the 16th of April day 14 of the trip from Gibraltar to Southampton. We are currently under motor heading 070 on our way to our next port after spending 2 nights in town of Muros. The reaction to Tenacious by the local people has been […]

April 14, 2014
Yesterday morning we left Isles de Cies and then made our way up the coast to Muros initially anchoring. The locals were very welcoming and we then went alongside in the evening drawing in quite a crowd on the quayside that was enjoying their evening promenade. We moored alongside the jetty at 18:47, and then […]

April 13, 2014
Day 11 on the voyage or in the world outside – London Marathon Day It seems strange to be writing this report anchored of Muros in the sun and about to write a small report regarding the London Marathon. Many of you who have sailed on the ships or done maintenance over the past few […]

April 13, 2014
Left Vigo 10am Saturday 12th April and sailed to a beautiful island within the National Sea and Land Park off the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. Dropped anchor off Islas Cies. Ferried ashore by DOTI boat and rib and spent the afternoon exploring the island and having a swim. Lovely white sand and clear water. There […]

April 12, 2014
2:05 am Vigo Harbour Spain. Very warm .Most of the crew took the long walk & explored town bars, & fish restaurants. Stunning view from the top of Castro Restos De la Fortaleza avenue of Camelias on its slopes. Julia AS & Pat.FP.  

April 10, 2014
Hi all, Forward starboard here currently just started a 00; 00 -0400 hour watch, it’s a lovely clear dry night with Tony on the helm. We had a great day in port yesterday, seeing the sights, and using public transport, some people going into Oporto. Some of the ships crew even found themselves on the […]

April 9, 2014
The weather today was overcast in the morning/sunny by midday. The anchor was dropped at 1.30am just of the coast of Oporto. The anchors where raised, just after breakfast. We came alongside at dock 1 in Leixoes. The crew were eager to get off the ship after being on board and at sea for 5 […]

April 8, 2014
Day 7 2:10 am at anchor Porto De Leixoes Portugal, first port of call. Sailing most of the afternoon at 2 knots with a slight sea and some swell. Cracking good food & many old ship mates. Useful training talks. Julia Aft Starboard Watch  

April 7, 2014
Forward port watch. Jeff, Pat, Peter, Jess, Peter, Martin and Liam. Day 5 middle watch midnight till four am. It is a very clear night with lots of stars. Today started over cast with some fog we did some sail setting on the main and fore mast and the leadership at sea members then did […]

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