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February 23, 2017
Red watch 23/02/17 After being ferried ashore on the RIB and DOTI boats, we spent a pleasant few hours exploring the former penal colony of Port Arthur. A stark reminder – albeit in a beautiful setting – of the constant flow of convicts shipped to the other side of the world, in many cases for […]

February 23, 2017
We gathered on board late Sunday afternoon, after some of us had a late night the night before experiencing the Gran Canaria carnival. An introduction to the permanent crew, our fellow shipmates, and watch leaders, and covering some of the “rules and regulations”. And we were off! Although not quite literally, as we remained alongside […]

February 23, 2017
We sailed along the east coast of Fuerteventura at 2.5 knots trying not to go to fast overnight. We had a beautiful sky and lots of banter. Stuart did a great job of keeping us on track. We went to bed happy at midnight. On Thursday morning we were woken with the sound of the […]

Alan Fisher’s stunning new book is out now, featuring tales from Nellie’s extraordinary voyages around the world. Click here to find out more!    Review on Sail the World by Ann Galliard (Author of Sandbank – War and Peace: A Scottish Village 1914-1948) I have just circumnavigated the world in the sail training ship “Lord Nelson”. […]

February 20, 2017
LN913, Half Term Get Away, 11-18/02/2017 16 February 2017   Day 6 LN913 By Aft Port Watch This blog’s no blog! But it is the log of Goodship- lord Nelson True! Events recalled by a crew of noble birth But we are very new! A birthday girl- the bosun’s mate and climbers Peter and Yvonne& […]

February 20, 2017
LN913, Half Term Get Away, 11-18/02/2017 Saturday 11th February Saturday heralded the start of our adventure, beginning with a safety briefing and introductions. Following these, the Leadership at Sea Team (L@Sea) ventured ashore for ice cream’s on the beach, whilst the older members of the crew enjoyed a local beer or two ashore. Strong winds […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Saturday 18 February 2017 A Tannoy announcement is not the gentlest way to wake up, but when it is telling you to get to the mess where your shipmates in the galley have porridge, bacon, eggs, hash-browns and coffee waiting for you then it is quite acceptable.  As a […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Evening of Thursday 16 February to Evening Friday 17 February. After a full day exploring Port Arthur, Tenacious stayed moored in the pristine and serene waters just off the historical Tasmanian penal colony.  Day 3 evening in the bar had voyage crew becoming more relaxed and familiar with one […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 February 14 – 16 Greetings JST friends. We are now Day 3 of our journey around the East coast of Tasmania. We left Hobart feeling very lucky with such fine weather after a weekend of rain and stormy winds. We had a light breeze on day 2 allowing us […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017   Day 8 Forward Port Watch – having helped the early watches with the fun of 50kt NNE breezes providing plenty of power and pouring rain, we are now into broken cloud, pleasant 25knot wind off the port aft providing ideal sailing weather around South East Cape and the tip of Bruny Island. […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 Day 7 Voyage 479,and yes the Faaaaaaastley superior watch (Fwd STBD) are back on the bridge for the afternoon watch. We are currently drifting at a massive speed of 1knt with 14 sails set and Fran at the helm. We’ve had a visual on Hibbs Beach from the port, starboard, bow and stern […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017   After a peaceful 30 hours on the hook at Quarantine Bay, including our first showers, swimming with seals (or having seals jump over us) and hiking ashore, we are finally out in the Bass Straight.   We sailed out through The Rip this morning and are on our way to Hobart at […]

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