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August 14, 2016
LN902 14/08/2016 – Aft Port watch. It’s a new crew on-board now for the voyage from La Coruna to London. After a busy day yesterday getting briefings from Captain Chris and Mate, Lesley and then followed by evacuation drills, an introduction to helming, getting our harnesses fitted and climbing aloft, those who had not headed […]

August 14, 2016
TNS464  14/08/2016 – We have been very busy! We did anchor at Wilson’s Promontory, at Refuge Cove, Wednesdsay night at 10.35  amongst gale force winds and cold rain. The strong westerlies were relentless. Thursday saw many of us making use of the opportunity to abandon ship and try out our land legs. The crew were fantastic […]

August 13, 2016
TNS464 13/08/2016 – Casio watch, It’s a cold, grey, blustery day on the Bass Strait. A force 5 westerly is beating on our starboard bow. But the ship’s company couldn’t be happier because for the first time all voyage we’re sailing! Yes, MV Tenacious is once again SV Tenacious. After motoring all the way from […]

August 12, 2016
Unique Tall Ship with a Social Inclusion Mission Sails into Sydney Harbour Tenacious, a very special tall ship with a unique inclusive mission, will sail into Sydney Harbour on Wednesday 27 July after an epic nine month, 18,000 mile voyage from the UK, sailed by a crew of 40 individuals, around half of whom are living […]

August 10, 2016
TNS464 10/08/2016 –  Dave is up in the Bosun’s chair repairing last night’s mess. Main top staysail, to use an Australian term, is “rooted”. According to sources close to the event, a brief, but violent “weather event” struck at about 3am Eastern Standard Time. A wind shift from north-west to west combined with an increase in […]

August 9, 2016
LN901 09/08/2016 – Maisy Mouse Watch, aka Forward Starboard. Maisy Mouse – watch mascot – has taken over watch-leaders duties (much to the relief of everyone). Being a furry toy she doesn’t say much but that’s no problem to the well-oiled machine that Fwd Stb has become. Everybody knows their job and under the beady […]

August 9, 2016
TNS464 – 09/08/2016 – Forward Starboard – 1637 (0737 GMT). Following Captain Darren’s successful whale watching tour, the crew settled in and underwent line-handling training under the capable instruction of Dave-the-Bosun. During the first watch, in the company of dolphins shimmering in the moonlight, the Officer of the Watch considered that we required further training […]

August 8, 2016
LN901 08/08/2016 – This afternoon the wind has been strong at over 30 knots and the swell is coming from two different directions making the ship move with a corkscrewing motion. Earlier in the voyage this would just have been something that was noticed as “I feel sea-sick”. Now, having got my “sea-legs” and the […]

August 8, 2016
TNS464 – 08/08/2016 Aft port watch checking in here from the bridge … just cleared Sydney Heads and running a bit further off the coast before turning right – Melbourne-bound. Sydney put out its best mid-winter sunshine for the departure – thanks guys! Right now, there’s ‘something’ over to port but we’re not sure what. […]

August 7, 2016
LN901 – 07/08/2016 Aft starboard This morning we set sail from Ilhavios on Portugal’s west coast having spent a lovely couple of days enjoying the town’s hospitality and taking part in various activities that were laid on during the “Sea Festival”. Some went kite surfing over the water some went under for a SCUBA diving […]

August 4, 2016
LN901 -04/08/2016 After spending about three quarters of the voyage motoring into strong headwinds, the captain set a course to allow us to put some sail up and we were immediately becalmed in a thick mist! Someone said that they thought we might see the pirates of the Caribbean but someone else said they thought […]

August 3, 2016
I have sailed with Jubilee Sailing Trust on quite a number of occasions.  I’ve seen first-hand how every crew member is encouraged to get involved in the various day to day activities related to tall ship sailing – from keeping watch, sail setting, helming, keeping things in ship shape through happy hour, through to climbing […]

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