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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 […]

October 1, 2013
Jolly ho!from the Starboard watch – Here is our story from 20:00 Tuesday 1st October. Our watch consists of a fully stoked compliment of 9 persons, all happy and enjoying the journey so far. We start the watch at the end of a tasty dinner of pork chops topped with Dijon mustard sauce followed by […]

October 1, 2013
TNS 385 web day 2 Hi from Aft Starboard watch – we have 3 ‘first timers’ as well as several seasoned hands on our watch. Here is one impression from the first full day and day2. Despite Keith’s research prior to the voyage, nothing could meet the reality ! “The ship is stunning and, after […]

October 1, 2013
Day 8 Sorry for silence but we have been slightly preoccupied by Mother Nature in all her glory. We should pick up where Day 5 left off as things started to really become interesting later in the afternoon…Winds picked up to over 50 knots at times the wind gauge being well and truly off its […]

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