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February 10, 2018
Here we are on day 32 in the big brother boat and this is what most of us hoped we were signing up for! Sailing along in 30 knots of wind with the most spectacular swell, but it is all behind us and it’s pushing us along in the right direction with the ship touching […]

February 9, 2018
All is relatively quiet below deck, while on the bridge our watch peers into the encroaching fog, just in case anything, anything at all, might appear. The ocean is ever changing and gazing out to sea is never boring. Beautiful albatrosses swoop and skim the waves to our delight. Last night one even, obligingly, positioned […]

February 8, 2018
30 days in. Having steadied on our point of attack to the Horn to dodge the circling storms we’ve had a steady 24 hours of decent sailing with favourable winds and progress in the right direction. So it’s just been a routine day with the usual sail tweaking and we’ve just broken out the t’gallants. […]

February 8, 2018
Wind to Whales AS Following a fantastic day in Mindalo, we were awaken as the engines were turned on at 6am this morning. Although Vinny’s watch were woken up at 5am to help with unmooring the ship. As we headed off towards St. Nicolau, we had an amazing motor sail experiencing; winds in excess of 40 knots, and […]

February 7, 2018
#To the tune of the Hokey Pokey# We put the Royals up, We take the Royals down, We put the Royals up and shake the sails out, Do the bracey bracey, Do the bracey bracey, and Wes turns around, That’s what it’s all about!   Hello to the avid readers of our little blog, wherever […]

February 7, 2018
LN941 We eventually all arrived on the ship berthed in the island of Sal, after long flights from Manchester, Gatwick and people changing in Lisbon! On the 5th after all checks and training in the morning, we finally departed mid- afternoon to head towards Mindelo on St. Vincente. When we left we were straight into a moderate […]

February 6, 2018
Day 28 and our course is beginning to resemble that of the zig zag track of the “Edward Sewell” which took 67 days to round the Horn….. Our wonderful Captain Chris last night gave us a briefing on the complex weather systems currently prevailing and the course  adjustments required to keep us moving roughly in […]

February 6, 2018
Tenacious will be sailing on a truly epic voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, from Falkland Islands to Cape Town in South Africa. We have the opportunity for a Chief Engineer to join the crew. If you’re available between 21st February and 8th April 2018, please contact us as soon as possible. You must have the […]

February 5, 2018
Current sea  temp 7C, outside temp 7C, steering 075. Sea is relatively calm. On starboard tack with a gentle lean. Had some charming duck for tea last night, which was rather spectacular. Sometime while consuming dinner we passed the half way mark to the Falkland Islands. The smooth motion of the ship last night meant most […]

February 4, 2018
Today is Sunday Feb 4. After a Service conducted by Mike N where hymns were sung, scriptures read and prayers of thanksgiving were lifted up, we lurched into the ‘Furious Fifties’ at lunchtime in about Longitude 130deg West, with Mike N at the helm. Winds are WxS force 7 and have propelled us to a good […]

February 3, 2018
Hello from the awesome (and slightly pink hued) Aft Starboard watch.  The red-handed (red-clothed?) culprit is yet to be found from our midst, but yesterday’s wash resulted in a clean smelling, beautifully coloured set of clean clothes for everyone.  Apologies must go to Louise’s Dad – your Army issue wash bag is now a brilliant […]

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