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June 27, 2014
We had a busy last morning, starting off with bag packing then adding the linen from the bunks onto an ever increasing mountain of washing. Breakfast was greatly appreciated. After breakfast there was the Captains debrief, also a final Happy Hour getting the ship nice and clean. The ship was got ready for going alongside […]

June 27, 2014
Blue cloudy skies greeted us this morning as we continued on our way to the Caribbean at which we are due to arrive in the next six days. We’ve had two days of blowing into the sails (no wind). After breakfast we tempted fate with the wind and decided to set some sails –this lasted […]

June 26, 2014
Thank you to the West Cornwall Youth Trust who have generously donated £2,000 to the Jubilee Sailing Trust. The funding will be used to provide bursaries for eight young people from West Cornwall, allowing them to participate in the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s Youth Leadership at Sea programme. West Cornwall Youth Trust’s aim is that the […]

June 26, 2014
Hey all! Most of the voyage crew yesterday visited the submarine museum in Cherbourg. We all had a look around the nuclear submarine, Le Redoubtable. Later in the evening 35 of the voyage crew went for a meal next to the docks. We left Cherbourg early this morning at 7.30am we are under sail which […]

June 25, 2014
The dawning of the second week aboard had us awoken with a mandarin Chinese wake up from Johnny and just so we knew what was going on, Izzy gave a more concise wake up in English. There was a race between the fore and aft watches to stow their courses, our unorthodox hauling of the […]

June 25, 2014
The Southampton based charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) has been selected as one of the 7 finalists, out of 750 entries in The National Lottery Awards, in the sports category. The Jubilee Sailing Trust brings together men and women of all physical abilities, through the adventure and challenge of sailing aboard two very special […]

June 24, 2014
VOYAGE 407, POOLE TO SOUTHAMPTON 24.06.2014 Aft Port, the Lovely Watch Poole to Southampton: 45 minutes by train, 6 days by Tenacious. But what days! Saturday was a warm and glorious Pirate Day in Poole, the Town Quay crammed with Johnny Depp lookalikes of all ages, most of whom wanted to come aboard during our […]

June 24, 2014
23rd June The Captain said “It was the best sailing day she had in a long time.” The sun was out, all the square sails were set and the wind and sea were perfect. Aft Port was put through a very severe exercise regime by Charlie. Also, we caught a fish for the impending “crossing […]

June 22, 2014
22nd of June According to Captain Barbara, this is the best sailing day for ages. The sails have been tweaked to perfection and on our 8-12 watch last night we achieved 11.2 knots the record speed for the trip, and we have covered 211 miles in 24 hrs. We are now experienced in sail setting […]

June 21, 2014
Night watches were treated to a sky full of stars and warm winds – it seems odd to be on watch at midnight in shorts and tee shirts… This morning dawned hot again, after breakfast it was happy hour which down below was like working in an oven but medic Vicki’s impersonation of Dolly Parton […]

June 20, 2014
It has been a busy few days for Lord Nelson and her crew. On the 18th the reminder of the voyage crew joined. Some had arrived early to help out during the maintenance period where not only rigging and engineering systems were serviced and repaired but lots of sanding, varnishing and painting got done. In […]

June 10, 2014
10/06/14 Having arrived on foreign shores, Capt Chris and our interpreter Antonio appeased the locals with offerings passports and other shiney objects. After befriending them an expedition was arranged with 11 brave souls lead by Patrick and employing a local guide ventured to explore the beach at Gunga in a search for local firewater and […]

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