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March 26, 2014
Anchor up after lunch leaving the lovely blue skies at St Raphael. Team meeting followed by a training session by Rowan on identification of lights. Then time for some relaxing in the sun for a few hours. Wind increasing and crew getting their first experience of rough seas, force 8 winds. A change in wind […]

March 24, 2014
We are sailing under Courses, Topsails and T’gallants, as well as the outer jib and mizzen staysail; steering a course of 030 in a fresh NW wind and doing between 7 and 8 knots. The crew are refreshed and cheerful after a good nights sleep now that the swell has calmed down a bit. We […]

March 23, 2014
Day 6. It is our second day at sea under sail and currently we are making course towards the beautiful island of Corsica. Averaging a speed of 3 knots with the wind shifting to North. Captain announced his concern about lack of progress necessitating the use of engines to make up time. The day was […]

March 22, 2014
After breakfast we had happy hour where we cleaned the ship and made everything fast, ready for our open ship at 10am. This gave the locals an opportunity to tour the ship learning more about the JST. We had many primary school children who thought this was a great adventure. Voyage crew had some time […]

March 22, 2014
The Ballad of Tenacious 399 To be sung to the tune of ‘My bonnie lies over the ocean’ Tenacious lies over the ocean; Tenacious lies over the sea. Tenacious lies over the ocean, O bring back Tenacious to me. Bring back, bring back O bring back Tenacious to me, to me. Bring back, bring back […]

March 21, 2014
A wet start to the day scuppered the plan of having the voyage photograph taken however some of us elected to explore Stanley which is a lovely clean town built on a grid system. Some of the older houses were prefabs which were shipped out and assembled on site. Many of these are still in […]

March 20, 2014
Last night we were alongside in the Mare Harbour naval base behind HMS Clyde. We were given a tour of the ship and invited to enjoy the hospitality of the nearby Mount Pleasant military base for the evening. Some of the voyage crew went bowling, others settled for a quiet pint. In return, we offered to take some people […]

March 19, 2014
We were counted out and all counted back in, no one missing after a hike to the best penguin rookery on East Falkland at Bertha’s Beach. The hike was a fair distance rewarded with Gentoo Penguins and dolphins surfing the breaking waves. A lovely day was had by all. Later we gave guided tours of the ship to local […]

March 19, 2014
Both able-bodied and disabled voyage crew will be getting to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in style – on the deck of a tall ship! The 55-metre tall ship, which is operated by the British charity – the Jubilee Sailing Trust, will be spending 5 weeks exploring the Brazilian coastline. With the crew getting the […]

March 18, 2014
The crew awoke to a blustery day with dancing white horses and the occasional squall interspersed with brilliant sunshine. The forenoon watch were rewarded with a beautiful double rainbow while everybody else juggled toast and marmalade below as the ship rode up and down the large swells. The wind on the stern and the size of the swells […]

March 17, 2014
Leaving the horn to the South, we took advantage of a fair tide to speed us between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados and continued north, immediate destination still unconfirmed. Light winds and moderate seas enabled all the crew to find their sea legs, so everybody was able to participate in the ship’s daily routine which this […]

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