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February 27, 2014
TNS 398 Day 5 Reposta – lovely sunny morning for our watch photo, with Mount Etna in the background. Assisted climbs were done – Sean in a wheelchair on the forward mast and Nikki on the main mast (wearing a pick tutu and sailors outfit (!!) climbed accompanied by her chicken (Cecil) for photo shoot. […]

February 26, 2014
TNS 398 Day 4 Clear skies and a smoking Mt Etna provided the backdrop to our entry to Riposte port. Captain Steve navigated Tenacious safely to her berth to a warm welcome from the local port agency. At 10.45 we boarded a bus to make our way up to Mt Etna, some 2020m above sea […]

February 25, 2014
TNS 398 Day 3 First set of night watches completed and it was time for our first wake up at sea under sail. After breakfast we attended to bracing stations to wear ship (gybing to the unfamiliar, or to put it another way changing direction whilst still sailing) followed by a lecture on ships lights […]

February 24, 2014
23rd February – 4th March 2014 Day 1 and 2 onboard Tenacious, leaving Malta, heading for Sicily. The voyage crew arrived and boarded around 4pm, warmly welcomed by their watch leaders and the permanent crew. Bunks were found and to the great joy of some of the female crew, there was more than one little […]

February 22, 2014
TNS 397 An early morning call for the voyage crew with much to do to leave the ship clean and tidy. Stripping the bunks and putting the laundry for washing was followed by a good Happy Hour of cleaning. We were rewarded with a breakfast of bacon and sausage baps ~ Yummy! Some voyage crew […]

February 21, 2014
TNS 397 A building swell and waves were felt in the movement of the ship throughout the night. The middle and morning watches had handed all sails and we were running on engines. Approaching Valletta in the morning, the sight of many white topped waves and fling spray was spectacular. Passing through the piers into […]

February 20, 2014
TNS 397 Left Repostio after breakfast on engines ~ hopefully to find wind changing to north east to sail south back to Malta. Later in 12:30 – 4:30 pm afternoon watch there was a man overboard exercise. A loud cry of “Man Overboard” from the stern saw the ship turned back as quickly as possible. […]

February 19, 2014
Tenacious voyage 397  Wednesday Feb 19th Alongside in Riposto, Sicily. At 23.00 yesterday evening we were sailing a course of 345deg towards Riposto on the east coast of Sicily. We spotted what looked like a red distress flare 2 points aft of the starboard beam and well above the horizon. We quickly realised that this […]

February 18, 2014
TNS 397 We spent the day in Siracusa, Sicily. The morning began with assisted climbs, well done natlie, ryan and luke the mountain goat for their big efforts. We then ventured onto the old island that is part of Siracusa where we got a taste of the open air market. The ship set sail at […]

February 17, 2014
Tenacious day 5   Monday 17th February We left Valetta in warm sunshine 2 days ago heading for Siracusa, on the island of Sicily. Wind was in a favourable direction but light. Air temperature was 20degC which resulted in more sunbathing than progress towards Sicily. Yesterday, Sunday, the wind was stronger but arrival in Siracusa had […]

February 17, 2014
TNS 397 17th February 2014 A fine sunny dawn was soon spoiled by thick fog. As we sat down to breakfast the engines were started and we motored towards Syracuse. Straight after our meal, it was all hands to stowing the sails which were contributing nothing to our momentum. Shortly after the foghorn was activated […]

February 14, 2014
TNS 397 12th- 22nd February 2014 Malta- Malta Days 1 and 2 The voyage started in sunshine in Malta, which was greatly appreciated by the voyage crew who had flown out from England to join the ship. They were greeted on board and settled into their bunks, were introduced to the permanent crew by Captain […]

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