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August 15, 2015
LN875 15/08/15 Since leaving the sunny Isle of Fair Isle we have been battered with rain with wet clothing dripping everywhere. Sailing through the night, dodging oil rigs, lit up like Christmas trees, left and right. This morning, Aft Starboard watch became concerned when one member of our watch started to see royal blue fluorescence […]

August 14, 2015
14/08/15 140815 Day sail again anchored off Cowes Breakwater and saw a stunning Typhoon 2 display….the RAFs newest jet. Also we were on deck for the fantastic firework display off a barge for the end of Cowes week.

August 14, 2015
14/08/15 LN875 FAREWELL O SHETLAND ISLANDS It may be raining here somewhere in the North Sea, but we set off from the exotic Fair Isle bathed in sunshine and lovely hospitality from the natives. We had anchored yesterday morning and the PCs ran a Doti boat taxi service to the only landing space so that […]

August 13, 2015
13/08/15 130815 RA  Charlie 1 Anchorage off Cowes Breakwater was the very best spot to watch the stunning display from the Red Arrows! We seemed to be at the very centre of their incredible aerobatics as they dramatically circled the ship.

August 12, 2015
Maintenance Day I awoke at 6am as could not sleep anymore, as I had fallen asleep at 20:30 last night. I sought out the job of plating up for breakfast on my own, upper mess and lower mess, as I knew I wanted to go into Southampton later, and more importantly to visit the famous JST head office, to […]

August 12, 2015
To mark Tenacious’ 15th anniversary, we’ve launched an Online Memory Wall where we’re asking JST supporters to join us in celebrating our tall ship, all of the miles she has covered and all of the special memories she has created. If you have any memories you’d like to add to our wall, please e-mail info@babushkacommunications.com. We’d love to hear any story, no matter […]

August 12, 2015
12/08/15 LN875 Having anchored in an inlet north of Lerwick overnight, we motored the last few miles to our berth on the Victoria Dock in the North harbour on Tuesday morning. The rest of the day we had shore leave and a chance to explore Britain’s most northerly town with its fascinating old buildings and […]

August 11, 2015
11/08/15 LN875 This is Monday I think. We are 50 miles approx. from the Shetland Isles enjoying a beautiful sunny sail. All the sails are up (apart from the ones we don’t know about). The horizon has been perfectly empty for hours with only a few seagulls to keep us company. On our watch this […]

August 11, 2015
11/08/15 TNSDSKES All on board for the safety brief at 09.00, lines cast 09.28, we head east as far as the old wreck site of the Mary Rose off the entrance to Portsmouth with Ryde to our starboard, on the Isle of Wight. Both lower topsails and the outer jib are set before lunch. A former […]

August 10, 2015
10/08/15 TNSDS4 A maintenance day today, painting, sewing, cleaning, repairing, and cooking. Stores obtained and stowed, safety checks completed.

August 9, 2015
09/08/15 TNSDS4 Another beautiful day for a day sail!  Everyone on-board sharp, and with port side alongside we were slipped smoothly away from Southampton Docks and had made by Hamble Point by 10.29. So… delicious fare, great company, and again day sailors again eager to try sail setting, helming, and climbing. At 12.09 we turned […]

August 9, 2015
09/08/15 LN 875 On the first day in Rosendal there was a fantastic opportunity for a few of us to go kayaking on the waters of the Fjord which were so still you could almost mistake them for one gigantic mirror! The Kayak trip lasted a few beautiful hours and in that time we kayaked around an […]

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