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January 16, 2014
Why? by Colin Taylor That was pretty much the universal response/reviewed when I told them about the prospect of 60 days at sea sailing on Lord Nelson from Auckland to Ushuaia around Cape Horn, across the Southern Ocean. The reason was pretty straight forward in my mind. I was part of the first generation of […]

January 16, 2014
The Jubilee Sailing Trust would like to thank The Boshier-Hinton Foundation for their very generous donation that will allow us to replace the mattresses in the wheelchair user berths on board Tenacious. Tall ship sailing provides an opportunity for individuals to experience an environment that is far removed from their usual daily experiences. Our voyage […]

January 15, 2014
Day 33 The Day of the Egg Drop It finally arrived. The eggcitement unbearable. Weather conditions were bad for sailing but perfect for the latest competition: throw an egg from the main top as far as you can, landing on the ship without breaking. Seemed simple enough. Then you factor in the rigging and interesting […]

January 14, 2014
From San Remo to Portovenere, 14th Jan 2014 from Aft Port After a run ashore in the morning, we set sail after lunch on board, leaving San Remo in the sunshine with light winds. Heading East over The Gulf of Genoa. Sails set in variable winds. Simon the Captain had warned the crew to get […]

January 14, 2014
Day 32 A fair, sunny day with chilly winds from the south. Many of the voyage crew had expressed an interest in celestial navigation and yesterday, by popular request, Gary gave an easy to understand talk on the subject. He persuaded us that we did not need much knowledge of maths and stars and that […]

January 14, 2014
“It all started with a phone call, ‘You need to look at this website’, so I did and was hooked by the whole concept of ‘inclusion’ and ‘team-spirit’, When I arrived at Palma to join the ship, there was a little feeling of apprehension on my behalf to make the transit from ‘passenger ‘ to […]

January 14, 2014
Saturday overnight in Nice followed by a morning departure and sail setting. The wind did not want to agree with our intended direction so it was decided to wear ship and try the other tack. The wind then decided it did not want to play anymore that day and we motored for the remainder of […]

January 13, 2014
Day 8 in big brother house: San Remo Having been at anchor the night before, our brave captain led a rekey of the port at 10am, and following his return, we weighed anchor and entered harbour. After a brief delay for the ritual of happy hour, we made a landing at 13.30 Hrs. Despite anti […]

January 13, 2014
Day 31 Chardonnay felt the warm sun on her face as she helmed at 095 degrees, hard to the wind. The seas of the previous day, with a 6 metre swell breaking over the stern of the ship, had calmed. The yards were now braced to port with main and fore course and topsails powering […]

January 12, 2014
Day 30 The day dawned bright and clear with rumours of rainbows. The wind had moderated, but was still up our chuff. Where is the chuff on a ship? Today involved a Deadlight Inspection and Repair Event (DIRE) time. Me, I reckon Stu was on the lookout for ‘reading matter’. Nudge nudge, wink, wink. In […]

January 11, 2014
Day 29 Out here on the high seas it’s about more than the wind in order to keep Nellie on track to her final destination – It’s all about communication! One of the most important pieces of communication begins with the morning meeting, held every day at 08:45 in the chartroom. There the captain, permanent […]

January 11, 2014
We arrived in Nice on the Saturday morning and during the morning we then did assisted climb for the intrepid voyage crew who required a bit of additional assistance in order to help them to climb up the mast. Ric and Liz took the easier option and put their faith into their fellow voyage crew […]

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