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March 19, 2014
Both able-bodied and disabled voyage crew will be getting to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in style – on the deck of a tall ship! The 55-metre tall ship, which is operated by the British charity – the Jubilee Sailing Trust, will be spending 5 weeks exploring the Brazilian coastline. With the crew getting the […]

March 18, 2014
The crew awoke to a blustery day with dancing white horses and the occasional squall interspersed with brilliant sunshine. The forenoon watch were rewarded with a beautiful double rainbow while everybody else juggled toast and marmalade below as the ship rode up and down the large swells. The wind on the stern and the size of the swells […]

March 17, 2014
Leaving the horn to the South, we took advantage of a fair tide to speed us between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados and continued north, immediate destination still unconfirmed. Light winds and moderate seas enabled all the crew to find their sea legs, so everybody was able to participate in the ship’s daily routine which this […]

March 17, 2014
Day 4 At just after 3pm on Saturday 15th March, there we were; Cape Horn! Whilst the weather was fairly benign (no bad thing for the few who were still finding their sea legs), it still felt pretty momentous for all of us, who have read the books and dreamed the dreams about sailing past […]

March 17, 2014
Days 1-3 To the end of the world? As we prepared to leave Ushuaia a military band played on the quayside, unfortunately not for us, but for the Chilean and Argentinian tall ships – Esmeralda and Libertad, which arrived with cadets lining the decks. Several other tall ships were anchored in the bay, giving the […]

March 17, 2014
Happy St Patrick’s day to all at home! Well, here we are, Aft Starboard enjoying a peaceful afternoon watch … including watching Hourglass Dolphins perform for us. Bob (RAB) is on the helm, having taken over from Clive, Tom and W/L Bob are on lookout and Sue and Jenny are below in the bar to […]

March 15, 2014
This is our first blog of the voyage,  Guardian of the Blog, the Medical Purser, Ronan, has been quite busy – on top of keeping us happy during Happy Hour. Currently he is the hero and deals with our medical problems ever so well. We are now under full sail, with the wind southerly, having […]

March 6, 2014
Day 19 The first day of our return across Drake’s passage and for most of the day the wind has not been favourable as it was blowing from the north. While preparing the ship for the forecast wind change to westerly , some excitement happened. We were handing the mizzen staysail when the bridle attaching […]

The Jubilee Sailing Trust have reserved spaces for their fundraisers on Saturday 5th July at various times throughout the day. Abseil the Spinnaker Tower and raise funds for the Jubilee Sailing Trust. Date: Saturday 5th July 2014 £25 Deposit (non refundable) Call 023 8042 6868 to book your abseil. Minimum Sponsorship: £200

March 2, 2014
Day 15 Yesterday we attempted to motor south to Vernadsky station (formerly Faraday station) but had to return to Port Lockroy yesterday after we found the Lemaire Channel blocked with brash ice, growlers and bergy bits. We awoke to beautiful sunshine, seeing Port Lockroy in its full glory for the first time. The wind has […]

March 1, 2014
Day 14 Saturday 1st March (St David’s Day) Doug Allen visited the ship yesterday evening to give a resume of his life and career as a wildlife photographer who has worked for the BBC, Sir David Attenborough and others. He started working in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey. From his first film about Emperor […]

February 28, 2014
TNS 398 Day 6 We left Riposto in the afternoon under menacing clouds promising a wet night. This turned out to be true and sooner than we expected the downpour started. The Captains warning of bad weather and strong winds at the end of the week seemed to be coming true. This continued when we […]

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