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October 14, 2013
Day 7 Greetings from the forward starboard watch: day 5 at sea, 570 nautical miles done to date. 33deg S, 159deg E. Our first watch was 12:30 to 16:00 – what excitement when we spotted dolphins and if Pete and Carly are to be believed a 30ft shark!! Lots of Albatross were following the ship, […]

October 13, 2013
Day 6 Greetings from the Aft Port watch. Today has been a ‘quieter’ day than previous due to our watch hours this afternoon and then the anti-social early early morning shift, plus Sunday work rules. The Lord Nelson certainly isn’t quiet though, with the wind speed between 25 and 30 knots. Beautiful conditions to be […]

October 12, 2013
Day 5 At sea sees the aft starboard watch enjoying clear blue skies, a wonderful sail with everything up and the wind increasing by the minute, gusting 20 knots….wonderful after last night’s watch wallowing in fluky, no wind conditions and eventually having to wear round at 0000……not nice! Great excitement as Pip has just spotted […]

October 11, 2013
Day 4 Hi this is mike from forward port watch. The last day has been a mix of highs and lows. On leaving Sydney and looking back at all the magnificent tall ships as we all lined up for the start of the race. It was beautiful. And then after all the heat and the […]

October 10, 2013
Day 3 10th Oct We are finally out on the open ocean after two days of coming to terms with the idea of living on the water. So this is The Tasman Sea. 7 ocean going Tall Sailing ships on course for New Zealand. 11 sails set doing 4 knots. We set the sails one […]

October 10, 2013
Accessible tall ship Lord Nelson has set sail from Sydney Harbour bound for Auckland, New Zealand, at the end of a highly successful inaugural visit to Australia. The 55-metre square rigged vessel, owned by UK charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, is crewed by disabled and able bodied people alike, thanks to simple but effective features […]

October 8, 2013
STW 20 Sydney to Auckland including the Tall Ships Race Days 1 to 3 8th – 10th October The next stage of the Lord Nelsons voyage around the world began on the 8th of October with the Voyage crew joining after lunch. Again a wide range of people from around the world with a mixture […]

October 6, 2013
Unique British tall ship, Lord Nelson, owned by Southampton-based charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, represented the nation’s tall ship fleet at the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review in Sydney Harbour yesterday. The invitation to take part in this weekend’s centenary celebrations for the Royal Australian Navy, attended by HRH Prince Harry, was the catalyst […]

October 5, 2013
TNS 385 day 6 Aft Port reporting. Yesterday saw us finally escaping the clutches of Cherbourg’s boulangeries and bars, staggering back onto Tenacious laden with pastries, cheeses and the odd bottle of wine and beer. With the sails stowed ahead of bad weather, we motored out of Cherbourg in the dark which enabled the crew […]

October 4, 2013
Voy 385 Hi this is Josh, it’s been an eventful day leaving Cherbourg, and climbing the mast of the ship, and helping with the lines as the ship left Her moorings . Owing to a bad weather forecast of strong winds our departure time was changed from 7:00am to 19:00 pm This gave us time […]

October 3, 2013
Voyage 385 Day 4 Thursday 3rd October Hello this is Captain Honest Jonesy, This morning I got up and was dressed by 6.30 so I was early for Breakfast of fried Egg, Half a Tomato and Baked Beans on Toast. After Breakfast we had a talk explaining about Sailing Boat Sails. Then we went up […]

October 2, 2013
Day 9 Wednesday 2nd October In all our excitement yesterday, we forgot to mention that on day 7, we carried out the assisted climbs with the beautiful backdrop of Eden. The only thing that broke the serenity was the blasting of ACDC’S Hells Bells and it’s a Long Way to the Top, whilst the climbers […]

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