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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 […]

February 19, 2018
This first entry is being written by forward port watch in the wee small hours of the 19th as we missed our usual afternoon slot due to a lot of sail handling. Progress has been slow over the past 24 hours and we needed the iron topsails (engines) for about 10 hours, but the westerly […]

February 18, 2018
The penultimate edition of the Tenacious Times is here, from the epic New Zealand to Falkland Islands voyage. Take a glimpse into life on board the tall ship, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean as they head for Cape Horn. Click here to download.

February 18, 2018
Greetings from a chilly but sunny Southern Ocean. Yesterday, we were excited to have the first ship on the radar for several weeks: a container ship, 14 miles away but not visible. However, this afternoon we were even more excited by the glistening appearance of a sea mammal alongside us, probably a sea lion, but […]

February 16, 2018
Following another exciting night’s sailing, with waves pounding us from all sides (just like the movies!), today we have calmer seas and wind with all square sails set again. Yesterday there was a partial eclipse of the sun witnessed by those who were awake. Entertainment continues below with both people and galley utensils being unexpectedly […]

February 14, 2018
So here we are enjoying a day of great celebration, 14th February, in the middle of a southern ocean gale. Due to weather conditions the celebration of Ash Wednesday has been personal and reflective. The postal service in these parts of the world is somewhat limited, so the celebration of Valentine’s Day has relied on […]

February 13, 2018
Day 24 We smashed the thousand mile barrier this afternoon; it took two crew members struggling and wrestling with the ships wheel to crash through the line, marking the momentous moment of crossing the thousand nautical mile mark to Cape Horn. Much cheering and great hurrah occurred on deck, as quiet time below meant only […]

February 12, 2018
It’s Monday afternoon and we’ve moved yet another hour closer to UTC / GMT, so we’re only 6 hours behind the UK, with 3 more clock changes to go before we reach the Falklands. Another milestone reached today, that of having sailed over 4000 nm since leaving Auckland – which seems so long ago now. […]

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