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May 19, 2016
LNCC1 19/05/2016 The sun rose on a shimmering Swanage Bay for assisted climb day. Laura amazed the whole crew by climbing up with minimal assistance to the platform level, Iain shot up like a scalded rat (more of this later) and Stu, Flip and Carla’s cries of joy (we are confident of this) could be […]

May 18, 2016
LNCC1 18/05/2016 Lord Nelson weighed anchor this morning at Alderney heading across the Channel to Swanage off the Dorset Coast where we will anchor overnight. The Voyage Crew set 5 square sails plus staysails and jib which means we are now totally under sail with no engine assisting. All voyage crew, including the 5 wheelchair […]

May 18, 2016
TNS460 18/05/2016 Hello to all our family, friends and loyal blog readers. Happy Wednesday! For the first time in all of history Tenacious has crossed the International Date Line and how exciting it is!! Jumping from Monday to Wednesday and from Karen to Jean’s birthday we enjoyed birthday cake twice in a row. This longer […]

May 17, 2016
LNCC1 17/05/2016 The good ship lord Nelson was blessed by fair winds and calm seas. We sailed from Sark to Alderney this morning and the crew and volunteers had a very enjoyable day onshore. We are all now experts on the history of these Islands. We are however upset at not having encountered the blond […]

May 16, 2016
TNS460 16/05/2016 (Karen’s birthday). Here we are, Aft Port sailing along in cobalt blue seas and azure blue sky getting into the relaxed mood in preparation for our arrival in Nuku Alofa. In the meantime we have been very busy.  Yesterday (Sunday) Graeme led the crew in a Service of Hymns and bible readings with […]

May 15, 2016
TNS460 15/05/2016 Saturday afternoon’s entertainment was a talk by First Mate Fliss on square sails.  She explained the names of the different sails, the ropes that control them and how to find the ropes on the pin rails on deck.  The two lowest sails on each mast are traditionally rigged; the other three are in-yard […]

May 14, 2016
TNS460 14/05/2016 It’s day 12 on this glorious voyage and we’ve come to the realisation that Aft Stbd watch have yet to write a blog, so here it is. Let me introduce everyone to you, our watch leader is Graham who today suffered the indignity of a salty shower during happy hour and much to […]

Meon Valley Branch Golf Tournament 22nd September 2016 8:00AM Corhampton Golf Club, Shepherds Farm Lane, SO32 3GZ Meon Valley Branch are holding their annual Golf day to raise funds for Jubilee Sailing Trust. Set in idyllic surroundings and a combination of natural contours, mature woodland and artfully placed bunkers provides a test for low and […]

May 11, 2016
LN895B 11/05/2016 After yet another superb breakfast particularly well served by extremely efficient mess duty crew – everyone was called on deck to watch the assisted climb.  First up was Hannah up the main mast followed by Scott and Joe and then at the forward mast, first up was Charlie closely followed by Taz and […]

May 11, 2016
TNS460 11/05/2016 So here we are in the South Pacific going so fast that we’ll get to Rarotonga too early tomorrow. We’re in competition with the International Flights as the planes cannot take off and land with us at the end of the runway – which is where we come alongside unless we drop the […]

May 10, 2016
LN895B 10/05/2016 Today we made it across the channel in a heavy fog, accompanied by a pod of majestic dolphins. With the fog horn blearing out every 120 seconds and the water tight doors sealed we inched into the outer harbour of “Cherbourg” with a palpable sense of relief. Many of the crew were relieved […]

May 10, 2016
TNS460 10/05/2016 Forward Port 443nm from Tahiti, enroute to Roratonga with a fair SE wind. -09:00 All hands were excitedly hailed on deck to set the sails. -10:00 The final remineance of Stretch’s colossal birthday cake were happily devoured by all. -10:30 It may not be apparent as of today, however to the future benefit […]

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