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November 2, 2013
06:50 approx 130 miles off Cape Finisterre. Dawn breaking with a warm W x S wind. Stay sails set with a moderate sea after yesterday’s heavy swell. Due to a WNW wind shift, we set topsails and main course yesterday amid flying spray, Tenacious loved it, and the crew spirits were up as we cracked […]

November 2, 2013
Day 7 Hello from a beautiful Waiarapa coastline, less than a day’s sail from tomorrow’s planned anchorage in the Marlborough Sounds (and the long anticipated barbeque!) We are now under sail after a windy, cold night of motoring, trying to outsmart the ‘Young Endeavour’ who are close on our stern. We’ve had many exciting wildlife […]

November 1, 2013
Day 6 Aft Port Watch reporting from the South Pacific, 39 degrees south 32’, 177 degrees east 04’, GMT -13 hours Where do we begin….. well the past 48 hours have been truly memorable, starting with the wind picking up on the 30th, which enable us to turn off the engines & set sail. The […]

November 1, 2013
Today the Tenacious is in north west corner of the Bay of Biscay making her descent south towards Lisbon. With a south by south west wind it has been difficult to set any sails. The visibility has been cloudy and the sea state has been moderate for most of the morning, but hopefully will get […]

October 31, 2013
Southampton based charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, is marking 35 years of life-changing voyages in their mission to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of sailing tall ships on the open sea. A year since she left her home port on a ground breaking 50,000-mile global voyage, […]

October 31, 2013
Making good headway west 6knts overnight. Weather has eased somewhat, sea calmer but still plenty of pot holes that the helmsmen can’t avoid, many of crew are feeling marginally better. After a big windshift last evening the mizzen, mainmast and foremast stay sails were handed and need to be stowed properly this morning. Dolphins sighted […]

October 30, 2013
Day 4 Greeting from forward port! So we saw sun fish wave to us from the stern of the boat, as we passed White Island yesterday. We are only motoring on our diesel engine (the iron spinnaker), due to currently no wind at all. Although we have been unlucky with the wind, the actual weather, […]

October 29, 2013
Day 3 Hello from Forward Starboard watch We’re currently sailing across the Bay of Plenty, with a nice steady breeze and nearly full sails. Land disappeared between 10 and 11am although we know it is to starboard somewhere! Yesterday evening we saw whales spouting off Great Barrier Island on our way past. We’re currently being […]

October 28, 2013
STW21 Auckland to Wellington Day 2 28th Oct Permanent Crew: Captain Chris Phillips 1st Mate – Jon West 2nd Mate – Marcin Dobrowlski Bosun – Lesley Sale C. Engineer – Marco Michelagnol 2nd Engineer – Mr Chipps AKA Paul Cole Cook – Derek Carr Medical Purser – Steve Ogden Volunteers: Bosun’s Mate – Nick, Tom, […]

October 26, 2013
The British accessible tall ship, Lord Nelson, operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust received a warm welcome when she arrived in the City of Sails as part of the inaugural Auckland Tall Ships Festival on Friday. Among the crowds gathered to greet the 55-metre square-rigger when she came alongside at Queens Wharf West at 1500 […]

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