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November 5, 2014
Everyone has passed away except from Carolyn… So the Lord Nelsons “Hunger Games” have sadly finished and the odds weren’t in aft starboard’s favour.  But, on the plus side, it’s the start of November and it’s mostly clear skies and the sun is shining down giving us a nice 27.8 degrees of heat! We’re only […]

November 4, 2014
Tall Ships Races 2015 voyages – available now for ‘Friends of the JST’, or 17th November to everyone else! The Jubilee Sailing Trust will once again be taking part in Sail Training International’s Tall Ships Races, and next year it will be Lord Nelson’s turn to get involved in the racing! Starting in Northern Ireland, […]

November 4, 2014
Nearly there! (about 250nm to go to Gran Canaria!) Today, we, Forward Port Watch, sit on the bridge experiencing alternating bright sunshine and sideways rain from squalls, trying not to think that this will be one of our last days left at sea before we reach our destination and wave goodbye to some of our […]

November 3, 2014
Day 15 We had a very interesting talk from MP Jo last night about her Round the World Clipper yacht race. Time will tell whether anyone was tempted to follow in her footsteps and have a go! A beautiful morning with sunshine and wind, the sails are up and we’re making good progress towards Las […]

November 2, 2014
Day 14 We began the day 200 ‘knotical’ miles West of Cape St. Vincent.  We are under sail, all squares on foremast, no course on mainmast. Pleasant winds and an almost cloudless sky are keeping the crew happy. Experiencing large swells, which contributed to a flying wineglass in the Bar last night. Please note the […]

November 1, 2014
Yesterday, on Halloween we started our ship murder mystery game, whereby everyone on the ship had to pick pieces of paper from the hat to determine who you will kill, where and with what object. Luis (‘Count Spectacular’) was the first to die and within 24 hours half of the crew were ‘dead’. The best […]

October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween from all aboard Lord Nelson! The sun has been shining again today as we’ve motored ever closer to the Canaries (those mythical northerly winds have yet to appear, though we’re hopeful to get a sighting in the next few days!). The crew had a lovely day and evening in Portugal’s Leixoes and Porto, […]

On Saturday 17th January 2015 there will be a concert in South Cerney, Gloucestershire with two choirs – the award-winning Swindon Male Voice Choir, and a ladies choir entitled “A Splash of Red”. Profits will be shared with the JST and the Royal British Legion. For more details contact Alan Fisher at alanfisher@rfranklinway.fsworld.co.uk.

October 28, 2014
Greetings from the entire voyage crew of Lord Nelson! We’re writing to you today from Cabo Finisterre, just off the North West corner of Spain, having negotiated our way through the Bay of Biscay in surprisingly mild conditions, even managing to turn off the engine and actually sail again as we got further south! What […]

October 28, 2014
Star date, 28th October, 2014, Ships Log These are the stories of the voyage of the JST Lord Nelson. To boldly, courageously and just plain fool hardily to go where everyone has been before! On the noon to four watch today are; Luis, Alex, Ellie, Jordan, Billy “the Kid”, Phil and Crispian. Big Bill, our […]

October 26, 2014
After night watches spent marvelling at swarms of luminescent jellyfish passing by, we awoke this morning to blazing sunshine and magnificent clear blue sky. Summer had returned and there were a few knobbly knees on show as members of the crew donned shorts in celebration. As we make our way through the Bay of Biscay […]

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