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September 14, 2014
In the true JST spirit of inclusivity, and for the first time in 32 days (the girls are going soft on us) the token males on port forward watch have been tasked to write todays blog. Lizzi, our watch leader for the day, is delegating tasks left right and centre. The SODS opera is progressing […]

September 13, 2014
Welcome to another day in the ongoing saga, ‘Nellie at Sea’. One of most recent developments has been the arrival of hitch hikers. Descending from the skies these airborne stowaways, blown in on the wind occasionally gorged themselves on fruit flies. Sadly one met a mysterious demise. Chef Dave can be ruled out of any […]

September 12, 2014
A rare sign of civilisation has just been witnessed. Passing overhead we saw an aeroplane. The likes of which have not been seen since we left the Azores! A reminder of that mythical thing known as land not seen for so long. Whilst land itself has not been seen evidence of its existence has been […]

September 12, 2014
Day 3 Awakened to beautiful, blue skies this morning, and after our usual good breakfast, we did a lot of important things with ropes (pulling and pushing — as you can see, I’m a real novice at all this).  Then came Happy Hour!  Oh, don’t get excited — not that kind of Happy Hour!  Our […]

September 11, 2014
Day 29 Today’s blog comes from Aft Starboard watch as we continue to motor with a fresh to strong breeze that refuses to veer to allow us to go sailing in the right direction. At the start of our 8pm to midnight watch last night, as dusk was setting in, the Bosun’s Mates were called […]

September 10, 2014
Yesterday the wind returned along with exciting squalls of rain. The t’gallant and the spanker were handed before dinner. After an exciting day’s sailing yesterday (in not quite the right direction) our messman got up at six am to untie the t’gallant gaskets only for all the sails to be handed in the rain after […]

September 9, 2014
TNS 416 Greetings to all family and friends of voyage crew aboard TNS416 from the Greenwich Regatta to Southampton. Everyone arrived promptly on Monday through the crowds around Woolwich admiring the ships. The watch leaders had arrived on Sunday evening and were busy having briefings, when the VIP of the day (Mayor of London – […]

September 9, 2014
Blog of Tuesday 9th September 2014 – day 26 The parrot’s in the liferaft and the  monkey’s in the chartroom… Some colourful creatures helped Debs with her voyage fundraising efforts and then travelled out with her from the UK. Our flying friend is currently appearing all over the boat in odd places and the inflatable […]

September 8, 2014
  Tenacious – one of only two fully accessible tall ships in the world, hosted Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, at the Tall Ships Regatta in Greenwich this morning https://www.london.gov.uk/media/mayor-press-releases/2014/09/immerse-yourself-in-totally-thames-urges-mayor-as-he-visits-ts The Mayor of London came on board Tenacious to meet the crew – both  able-bodied and disabled – and be shown the special purpose-designed facilities […]

September 7, 2014
Falmouth – Greenwich We anchored in the early hours of the morning just of Leigh on Sea, in Leigh small ships anchorage. When we woke up we could see several of the other Tall Ships were also anchored there. Late morning we raised the anchor and set a few sails to motor sail up the […]

September 6, 2014
The weather is beautiful and we’re under sail! Going at 4 knots and spirits are high. We are once again out of sight of land. We’re currently in a shipping lane consisting of… us! The temperature is starting to drop as we head into more northerly waters, so our woolly fleeces being put into action! […]

September 5, 2014
DAY 23 or thereabouts – Friday 5th September So after two and a half days on land, we’re all at sea again waving goodbye to the lovely Faial, determinedly trying to find our sea legs while we watch the lumps of land grow ever smaller… We all said that we’ll be back to the Azores […]

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