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December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 8-14/2016 We have arrived!! Sydney surely ranks as one of the world’s most iconic places to enter from the sea. Both permanent and voyage crew enjoying the thrill and spectacle of sailing a ‘tall ship’ through the ‘heads’ and right into heart of the city, passing by the famous landmark of the Opera […]

December 19, 2016
Tenacious, 8-14/12/2016 A bit of a rough night weather-wise – a few people going a bit green bout the gills – but becoming calmer with resultant happy rosy faces. At approximately 9pm we “braced the yards” to lessen the effect of the oncoming wind. We were heading due North during an otherwise fairly uneventful overnight […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 11/12/2016 Dolphins!. An entire pod encircled Tenacious, leapt and splashed about, frolicking in the bow wave. They joined our merry gathering shortly after we left the Anser group of islands off Wilson’s Promontory. Photographs were taken, squeals of delight made, especially at the pair of mother and infant dolphins. The delight and awe […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 10/12/2016 Ahoy there from Forward Starboard!! We have had an intense 24 hours. Most of the seasickness is a thing of the past. Today, the seas are not so rough and the weather part cloudy but pleasant. The wind has subsided and is blowing at a constant 15 knots. Everyone has been able to […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 475, 8-14/12/2016 09 Dec 2016. The adventure begins. Today our pilot boarded and we departed Williamstown at 0730, and were soon heading south across Port Philip Bay. After breakfast we had line handling training so that we could brace the yards as we had 30 knots of wind on the starboard bow! After bracing […]

December 19, 2016
TNS 474, Bass Straits Cruise 1-7/12/2016 Good Evening from the A Team – aka Forward Starboard watch onboard Tenacious – day 6. We sailed towards King Island in 30 knot winds we saw  albatrosses, shearwaters or mutton birds & Pacific Gulls. We dropped anchor in the afternoon in Elephant Seal Bay just off the East […]

December 6, 2016
TNS474, Tall Ships Victoria Bass Straits Cruise, 1-7/12/2016 Aft Starboard Watch – Monday 5th of December. Yesterday after our briefing on tacking and wearing the ship, we completed a wear of the ship that took us away from Victoria and towards the rugged coast of King Island. Aft Starboard commenced the sequence of night watches […]

December 6, 2016
TNS474, Tall Ships Victoria Bass Straits Cruise, 1-7/12/2016 FORWARD PORT WATCH – 4 DEC 2016 A quiet day during the Tall Ships Victoria Bass Strait cruise. Square sails set on the fore and main masts and a 10kt NE wind are moving us gradually to the west as we wait for action! Action we got […]

December 6, 2016
TNS474, Tall Ships Victoria Bass Straits Cruise, 1-7/12/2016 Good afternoon from Aft Port!!! It is a beautiful sunny and mild afternoon. The past 24 hours have been crazy very busy with the voyage crew from TNS 474 arriving. Everyone has settled in nicely and are enjoying their time onboard so far. We spent the night […]

November 21, 2016
TNS473, 12-18/11/2016 Ahoy there from the Bass Strait. This is Aft Port reporting in on a gorgeous sunny, yet slightly chilly Thursday afternoon. The sky is currently crystal clear and the water is as blue as blue can be. The wind forecast hasn’t been the greatest but we are making do with what we have. […]

November 21, 2016
LN907, 07 – 27/11/2016 Southampton to Las Palmas (via Madeira) Ruth Critchley We wake up to breakfast on the deck, accompanied by a dramatic moonset – sunrise. After some sight seeing sailing around the bay, Lord Nelson moors at Vigo, Spain, our first land since leaving Southampton. Naturally most of the voyage crew were keen […]

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