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January 29, 2016
TNS456 29/01/16 Hello family and friends of Tenacious crew! TNS voyage 456 began yesterday when the new voyage crew joined the ship at Flamenco Marina on a little island outside Panama City.  Well, the crew actually met two boats from Tenacious, because the ship herself is at anchor about a half mile outside the breakwater.  […]

January 27, 2016
Research Volunteer We’re growing our team of volunteers, so we’re looking for a friendly and organised person to focus on researching new income prospects. You’ll be supporting the fundraising team by researching new opportunities they have identified as potential for new donations. Skills you’ll need A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint […]

January 27, 2016
TNS455 27/01/16 After debriefs we had a happy half hour. Press reporters from Panama’s main Newspapers arrived and interviewed the crew. Into this melee, we started the slow process of loading the Voyage Crew and their luggage into the boats to run them ashore. It had been a fabulous Voyage with great sailing. Of the […]

January 26, 2016
TNS455 26/01/16 We sent our RIB to the marina to pick up the agent and Customs and the passports were sent ashore to Immigration. Around 1130 the Voyage crew were cleared to go ashore and we started running them ashore by ship’s boats so they could explore Panama City. In the evening we had a BBQ […]

January 25, 2016
TNS455 25/01/16 Aft Port were gracious after their victory.  25th January Aft Port.  After filling in time with the egg drop, a lazy afternoon was brought to an exciting moment when the pilot arrived on board splendid in his chinos and sunglasses.  The ship leapt to life, engines ready and on hoisting the anchor we were off towards the […]

January 24, 2016
TNS455 24/01/16 The day started with an al fresco breakfast on deck whilst we continued towait for our journey through the Panama Canal.  The usual Happy Hour followed, so we were all ‘spick and span’ for our Canal passage, and then the eagerly awaited ‘Egg-a-thon’ competition started.  Each of the 4 watches and the Galley Team entered […]

January 23, 2016
TNS455 23/01/16 Panama Canal Transit – Readiness Report Summary 2016-01-23 16:00 UTC-0500 Maurice Cabrillo Assistant Safety Inspector, 3rd Class At 1030 hours I boarded SV Tenacious to carry out the mandatory safety inspection before tomorrow’s scheduled canal passage.  The crew were polite and efficient, but far too friendly. They offered my boat crew freshly baked cake! Of course, I am […]

January 22, 2016
TNS455 22/01/16 A day mostly full of blue skies, calm seas and entertaining dolphins.  Still sailing – we haven’t used the engine since Antigua (apart from in and out of Harbours. Morning exercise was setting both the t’gallants and royals, handing the main course and putting in a harbour stow.  Mike’s glasses fell from the end of the yard, […]

January 21, 2016
TNS455 21/01/16 What a night…rocking and rolling with the high waves. Our watch were on from midnight to 4.00am and it was a fun packed watch. Half the fun was trying not to spill your cuppa and stay upright. We had some interesting cargo ships to starboard for a little while and the as the horizon was rising and falling so […]

January 20, 2016
Join ORCA Wildlife Officer Rebecca Garrity on board Lord Nelson this March for an action packed 25 day voyage from Las Palmas to Southampton. ORCA are an organisation that help protect whales and dolphins in UK and European waters and take an active role in safeguarding their future. You can find out more here. Get your cameras at the ready and […]

January 20, 2016
TNS455 20/01/16 Plans to leave at 11.00 am were scuppered the late arrival of stores but at least they did arrive and great fun was had loading the ship with a chain of enthusiastic crew. After a delicious lunch from Hammie, lines were cast off down to the forward spring and not long after we were off so Tenacious could leave […]

January 19, 2016
TNS455 19/01/2016 Woke up to another glorious hot and humid day in Cartagena. One group took the offer of a mini bus tour and explored the delights of the old town, fort and beach, whilst others took the independent route. The beach experience turned out to be less than great as very choppy seas prevented us daring to swim.  […]

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