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April 3, 2015
Hello from Lord Nelson, Today is day 22 of our voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. We are just 9 short days away from Southampton. Morning routine went as usual. Wake up, eat breakfast, muster on station. The word was passed that wind would be working against us so we’ve pulled in the sails and started […]

April 3, 2015
Beautiful Sao Miguel in the Azores! We board the ship between 4pm and 6pm excited about sailing, and looking forwards to exploring the Azores and sighting whales and dolphins. Bunks are allocated, passports handed over, introductions made, then a communal meal and time to relax on board or wander ashore.  A large procession followed the […]

The Meon Valley branch of the Jubilee Sailing Trust  invites you to a  CHARITY BRIDGE AND TEA  with afternoon tea, grand raffle and prizes  at HILL PLACE, SWANMORE (by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Dobson)  on Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at 2p.m (Doors open at 1.30 p.m)  Tickets:   £60 a table Table numbers are limited so […]

Our Yorkshire & Lincolnshire branch are hosting a Sail the World themed afternoon on Sunday April 19th, 2.30-4.30 pm at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York, YO23 1BW Adults £5, concessions £4, under 18s free. There will be talks by several people from the branch who did Sail the World voyages, including Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, the Falklands and Uruguay. There will […]

April 1, 2015
Day 22 in the Big Brother House….first up Aft Port has a new member: Pirate Gary, as sadly 2 members of the watch had to jump ship in the Azores. Watch leader Mike is getting paranoid he might lose another so we’re now taking bets on who it might be… Yesterday was an eventful day […]

March 30, 2015
Day 20: After two and a half days exploring the island of Faial (especially the interior of the infamous Café Peter Sport), and getting used to standing on solid ground, we’re back on board Lord Nelson and heading out to sea. Our planned departure at noon was scuppered by the late arrival of our provisions, […]

Watch the multi-award winning film, depicting the extraordinary life of Jane & Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, at the beautifully restored Art Deco pavilion cinema on Penarth Pier on Thursday 7th May at 7pm. The ticket price is £15 it includes the film, a very light refreshment reception, and a conducted tour of Lord Nelson when she visits Cardiff on the 5th June.

March 24, 2015
Aft Port reporting Day 13, unlucky for some…especially in the egg drop challenge.  Captain Chris challenged the 4 watches to construct a projectile containing a raw egg to be launched from the main mast.  Winner takes all; marked on the best presentation, projectile distance and if the egg emerges unscathed. Presentations were amusing and varied […]

March 22, 2015
It’s Sunday afternoon, the sun is shining brightly in the sky, the clouds are high cirrus nimbus, we are on a starboard tac, the wind is on our beam and we have the lower spanker out!  This is fabulous sailing, we are all delighted that the sea swell has reduced and we are able to […]

March 22, 2015
Day six dawned warm and sunny. T shirts and shorts for the braver amongst us. We’ve had near perfect downwind sailing since Valencia with strong North Easterly’s pushing us along at well over 6 knots. But for the last couple of the days the wind has been more fickle. This morning we put lots of […]

March 21, 2015
Rocking and rolling, rolling and rocking through the night. Wine bottles and glasses clanking in the bar and rigging slapping the side of the boat. Suddenly in the middle of the night the boat rolled so far to starboard that I awoke with a start dreaming that we were capsizing .Aghhh..I screamed in my dream […]

March 21, 2015
We were on the first shift of the day starting at midnight. Continuing our relentless progress along the Southern Spanish coastline towards Gibraltar.  Ron stayed safely tucked up in bed after his speeding on deck the night before. Wind conditions forced us to rely on the motor.  Spotted a few ships on the port side […]

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