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June 6, 2016
LN896 06/06/2016 An early start from Dublin may not have suited those choosing to have a few Guinnesses ashore the previous night, but low tide could not be missed and we were under way by 07:15. Flat calm seas ensured good views of the thousands of seabirds around Lambay Island with guillemots in huge numbers, […]

June 4, 2016
LN896 04/06/2016 After weeks of toiling away at sea, well probably not even forty eight hours away from the Scilly isles, our eyes were set upon the entrance of the bay, with crew aloft as well as below, preparing the ship for the glaring eyes of the public and the snap and clap of camera’s. […]

‘Blithe Spirit’ Saturday 1st October 2016 12 noon Sonning Eye, Reading, Berks, RG4 6TY The Jubilee Sailing Trust invite you to lunch and a matinée performance of ‘Blithe Spirit’ at The Mill at Sonning Please come and join us for what promises to be a wonderful afternoon. Ticket price £49 each to include a two-course […]

June 3, 2016
LN896 03/06/2016 After an early start to leave the Scillies we motored off with no wind, but a glorious day. Our racing pigeon is going from strength to strength now practicing barrel turns as he crash lands back on deck. He also has his own happy hour team – to clear up after him! Dublin […]

Open Garden With Miniature Railway Sunday 19th June 2016 11:00am to 5:00pm 130 Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4DA Just an ordinary garden but with a 5″ gauge railway round the edge! Plenty of comfortable seating plus free rides for children of all ages. Featuring: Fairground Organ, Bottle Tombola, Cake Stall, Plant Stall, Books, Indian head […]

June 2, 2016
TNS460 02/06/2016 Today (Thursday 2nd June) is our last afternoon watch and therefore our last blog of this voyage. We also have only one full day of sailing after this, so we are making the most of these superb sailing conditions. An almost cloudless sky, a pleasant breeze, in a 28 degree temperature, And a […]

June 2, 2016
LN896 02/06/2016  SHORE LEAVE. All staff, crew and ship’s cat (the name of our racing pigeon) had been waiting for a few days to make sense of the grey seas and skies that greeted us since our ‘U-turn’ away from the North Sea towards the Isles of Scilly. It was with some relief therefore that […]

June 1, 2016
LN896 01/06/2016 Today we set sail from anchor; this was very exciting with lots to do for everyone. The salty sea dogs that we have suppressed inside have finally broke free and are now at full sail. It was a great day for sailing with a strong wind and waves to match, very enjoyable at […]

June 1, 2016
TNS460 01/06/2016 (Blog by Aft Starboard) Tuesday was a busy day for Aft Starboard’s climbers.  In the morning Jo and Georgina went aloft to overhaul the buntlines on the fore course, and in the afternoon Graham and Graham climbed to the top of the mainmast. Anne and Georgina gave an afternoon talk in the lower […]

May 31, 2016
TNS460 31/05/2016 Present watch leader Terry, previous watch leader Mislav, Jimbo, Michele (Jersey),Michele (France),Matt, Lesley, Ruth, Steve the traveller ,Mike (boss), absent on mess duty Day 29 of a Tahiti-Fiji voyage. A great thanks to BM Mike for organising an afternoon of well-mannered frivolities, his pin rail competition went down with much hilarity. Since the […]

May 31, 2016
LN896 31/5/2016 Tuesday finds sailing west in blues skies and strong winds from the north. We have a stow-away called pigeon, but at least he knows where he’s going. The adventure continues for the voyage crew with the first land fall still slightly in the balance but hoping for a quiet anchorage off Penzance tonight […]

May 30, 2016
LN896 30/05/2016 Day three FS watch here have just completed a sunny and uneventful watch. The wind was 15 knots but has dropped away to a very gentle force 2 to 3. A racing pigeon keeps attempting to land for a rest. Our helming has much improved from yesterday. After this relaxing watch we are bracing […]

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