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September 28, 2013
Day 5 Friday afternoon at sea saw the sails go up and the Lord Nelson start travelling north to the upper region of Tasmania. She passed St Helens at dusk with misty sea sky hiding a picturesque sunset. Life on board involved giving the Lord Nelson a lick of paint in anticipation of our grand […]

September 27, 2013
Yesterday we had a quiet afternoon on the ship followed by a knot tying workshop hosted by Kevin with the help of two old salts Richard and David. As the weather turned Paul and Farren decided to cast a fishing line out and managed to catch 3 flathead with 2 being for the skipper’s birthday […]

September 26, 2013
Day 3, star date 26/09/2013 We are currently anchored in idyllic ‘Wineglass Bay’ after an uncomfortable and cold night’s sail up from Hobart. The calmer weather this morning let everyone recover. According to Fwd Port’s watchleader there was wildlife, a seal and a sea eagle which stole the fish the seal had caught, to be […]

September 25, 2013
STW 19 Blog Hobart to Sydney 24th September to 4th October 2013   Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Jon West 2nd Mate: Jim Phillips 3rd Mate: Kevin King Bosun: Rob McDonald Chief Engineer: Alan Grant 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Supernumerary engineer: Mike Snoxell Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Bosun’s Mates: Alan Fisher and […]

September 20, 2013
Day 8 Friday 20th Yesterday evening we anchored in Snug bay, our second choice after Adventure bay, but most welcome for its calmness. In the evening there was racing in the bar, where much money was betted and much money was made for the JST. Sandblaster won nearly every race until the last when Dobin […]

September 18, 2013
From calm seas and pleasant weather, the sun shone through as we ventured in Port Davey – forty-five miles west of Hobart – just above the south-west corner of Tasmania. According to those of the United Kingdom, Port Davey looks like the west coast of Scotland – rugged rock-capped peaks with tree-shrouded hillsides and valleys […]

September 17, 2013
Day 5 Tuesday 17th September The strong east wind has now calmed down and we’ve had a comfortable night, catching up on sleep and no vomiting. Before going on watch we celebrated Billy’s birthday again. It was a great evening, with a moon and the southern cross to observe: northerners learned how to find south. […]

September 16, 2013
Monday 16th September Day 4 Lord Nelson continues her journey south from Melbourne to Hobart.We could still see some of the other tall ships during the afternoon. Sails set yesterday afternoon made way for some great sailing but overnight the swell and winds picked up and the calm we felt in Port Phillip Bay was […]

September 15, 2013
Day 3 – Sunday 15th September Last night at anchor in Capel Bay we had an excellent if slightly chilly BBQ – to show the Aussie that British Engineers can do BBQs too. Today saw us up anchor and start on our way out through the headlands. We set the sails and with a myriad […]

September 14, 2013
British tall ship, Lord Nelson, has set sail from Williamstown, Victoria, bound for Hobart, Tasmania, after taking part in the week-long Melbourne International Tall Ships Festival. The unique 55-metre square rigger, which is one of only two ships in the world accessible to disabled and able bodied sailors, took centre stage at the event along […]

September 14, 2013
STW 18 Melbourne to Hobart Friday 13th September to 22nd September 2013 Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Jon West 2nd Mate: Iain Kerr Bosun: Jim Phillips Chief Engineer: Alan Grant 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Supernumerary Deck Officer: Rob McDonald Supernumerary Medical Purser: Gillian Murray Cook’s Assistant: Pam Johnston […]

The largest annual sailing event in the IT industry, takes place again in Cowes in September. Last year the event was contested by over 400 people, representing over 200 companies and again raised over £60,000 for its nominated charities which include the Jubilee Sailing Trust. www.thesiliconcup.com

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