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September 24, 2014
Our Watch from 8 to midnight on day 2 was very busy for the lookouts – we were  motoring through the Dover Straights. Some of the ships were easy to spot (the ferries were lit up like Christmas Trees!) others were very difficult to spot. But we survived the experience. We were lucky – it […]

September 22, 2014
New voyage crew joined at lunch time, with the watch leaders joining the day before as instructed. Once all the voyage crew of 418 were assembled on board the permanent crew introduced themselves .The rest of the day was taken up with briefings for safety and evacuation drills. Later in the evening we were hosted […]

September 22, 2014
Monday morning dawned bright but with an autumnal chill in the air. All new crew signed on and engineering / safety briefings were carried out for those joining. After the Pilot boarded, the gangway was brought in from HMS Belfast and at 13:20 we slipped into position to motor under Tower Bridge. This magnificent sight […]

September 21, 2014
What a great weekend! We sailed up the Thames on a misty Friday morning, picking up our pilot at Tilbury as we passed by Tenacious getting ready to follow. As the sun rose and we got further up the river, making our way through the Thames barrier, more and more of the sights of London […]

September 19, 2014
Lord Nelson has arrived home in London after being away for almost 2 years on her epic Norton Rose Fulbright Sail the World Challenge. Sailing down the Thames, accompanied by Tenacious, she arrived to a superb homecoming celebration, organised by the sponsors of this impressive challenge – Norton Rose Fulbright. Lord Nelson sailed through Tower […]

September 17, 2014
Lord Nelson will be arriving home in London this Friday after being away for almost 2 years on her epic Norton Rose Fulbright Sail the World Challenge. Sailing down the Thames, accompanied by Tenacious, she will be arriving to a superb homecoming celebration, organised by the sponsors of this impressive challenge – Norton Rose Fulbright. […]

September 17, 2014
Members of The Jubilee Sailing Trust hit the red carpet and accepted their National Lottery Award at a star-studded awards ceremony, to be broadcast on BBC One this Friday. The charity was voted the nation’s favourite Sport project in this year’s National Lottery Awards.  The project will be seen receiving the prize by millions of […]

September 17, 2014
TNS417 Hello to you all. This is Forward Starboard watch. It’s our turn to keep you all up to date with our high seas shenanigans. After a reasonably quiet watch we all turned ourselves in for a well needed night’s kip. I think most of us didn’t have too much trouble falling asleep. Over the […]

September 17, 2014
An exciting watch for FS from 8pm to midnight we were approaching the outer reaches of the English Channel with its TSS that’s Traffic Separation System. When Lesley showed us the radar picture of the TSS in action it is amazing! Picture the M1 on Friday afternoon but with ships! Two lanes one going NE […]

September 16, 2014
Markus would like to thank all members of the crew who made the celebration of his day of birth a fond memory (he will treasure til the end of time-Ed). Especially David Sage who made this voyage possible, making his last few days in the army memorable. We have entered the channel at last. We past […]

September 16, 2014
“The Veg”, “The Veg”. The cry went up from the entire ship’s crew as the lorry appeared through the archway of the National Oceanography Centre at Southampton. The delayed delivery of vegetables meant voyage TNS417 could now set off to meet Nelly and welcome her back from her genuinely epic voyage around the world. (Although […]

September 15, 2014
From across the United Kingdom, and beyond, people gathered on  the quayside waiting in anticipation of the voyage about to begin to meet with Lord Nelson before sailing together up the Thames at the end of her Round the World voyage. With a light wind blowing we were hopeful of setting sail about 5pm. During […]

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