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October 25, 2014
LORD NELSON AT SEA ! Motor sailing in long slow swells, several of the voyage crew are struggling with seasickness to various degrees; the ones not suffering are doing a great job of keeping spirits up and supplying drinks and snacks. We saw numerous dolphins playing alongside on Friday afternoon, always brings a few smiles! […]

October 24, 2014
Thursday 23rd, October to Friday 24th October. Today we set off on our voyage from Southampton port, sailed past the Needles in the Solent, and then we got a chance to climb the mast and then onto the yards, which was great and we had a great view.  We learned how to turn the yards […]

October 20, 2014
LN855 Southampton to Gran Canaria 20th October  – 8th November 2014 . Captain: Chris Phillips Mate: Ali Travis 2nd Mate: Lesley Sale Bosun: Tom Johnson Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Gareth Bramwell Cook: Derek Carr Medical Purser: Jo Jackson Bosun’s Mates: Fred Normandale, Bill Cordaroy, Elizabeth Turner Cook’s Assistant: Victoria McAllister Plus Voyage Crew: […]

October 16, 2014
Happy hour commenced after breakfast where all watches contributed to the cleaning of the ship. Smoko followed this and then the Pilot arrived on board at 11:15.  We arrived into Cherbourg at 12:00. Lunch was served, and then we were given instructions to go ashore. Before leaving the ship we were given instructions on how […]

October 16, 2014
A few very lucky people from Norfolk will get the opportunity of a lifetime to sail the world, helping to crew a spectacular Tall Ship as part of a mixed physical ability team. These incredible experiences, organised by the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), provide deserving people with the chance to redefine their own perception of […]

October 14, 2014
Hello everybody, it’s been a good start to our voyage today. After spending last night anchored in the Solent, we set sails shortly after lunch time today and started on our way to Cherbourg in France. Everyone got involved with pulling ropes, and Tom, who is blind, was particularly enthusiastic to jump in as close […]

October 9, 2014
Hello friends and family! We are a few days into our voyage, and it’s been interesting so far! The weather forecasts for this week have been a little less than ideal. It’s quite windy – we’ve had a steady force 7 and 8, gusting to 9. (If you don’t know what this means, suffice it […]

October 6, 2014
What a weather change! Both ships are alongside in Southampton, Lord Nelson being totally stripped down, maintained and cleaned, and Tenacious hosting a thank you event for our generous equipment donors and suppliers. We are currently being blown onto the berth, with fenders squashing and ropes groaning, from the cosy below decks it sounds like […]

October 3, 2014
Hello to all you JST supporters out there. I am on board Tenacious at dock gate 4 in Southampton, and it is glorious hot sunshine still! I am reliably (?) informed that Tenacious won the ship against ship sailing race…. But that Lord Nelson won on time?! Clear as mud then. What is evident is […]

October 2, 2014
It was George Orwell who wrote that all people are equal. That is not so in real life. On the Nelson however, Orwell’s visions become a reality. Here within 24 hours a group of complete strangers under the guidance of our super watch leader Martina became a fully competent team working as one. A mixed […]

October 1, 2014
Having departed Cherbourg at high water, we went out into the bay and got everything ready for the next race. This time it was a race to see which ship could get the furthest north in an allocated time. After happy hour, bracing and lunch it was time to set our sails. With virtually no […]

September 30, 2014
This morning we awoke to sight of land, we headed into Cherbourg mid to late morning and berthed alongside Tenacious. Finally tied up alongside her after some tricky manoeuvring. We were then given shore leave and most of us went into the town to see the sights and find a place to eat. We all […]

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