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January 7, 2016
LN888 07/01/16 Day 3, 7th Jan 2016 Madeira here we come. We set off from Gran Canaria after lunch yesterday, a voyage crew of 37 and the 13 permanent crew of “Nellie”. A few of us were eating breakfast on the deck this morning and we saw dolphins swimming near the ship. We are now […]

January 6, 2016
TNS455 06/01/16 Its day 2 of our voyage and we left the delightfully exclusive Yarmouth yacht harbour in Antigua just after lunch and after a mammoth stores chain we were ready to get the fenders in and the sails set. We are now sailing into the sunset with a light wind and watching the fish […]

January 5, 2016
TNS455 05/01/2016 Good afternoon to all from sunny Antigua…All 56 of us are settling into life on Tenacious, so that’s 40 Voyage Crew a full ship indeed!! Today we had briefings from 1st mate Ali and Captain Barbara and had an introduction to life on board. Lots of us did unassisted climbs which was exhilarating […]

December 28, 2015
Lord Nelson 28/12/15 We left the ship at 0730 and headed for Puerto Rico on the south of the island to embark on the Jean de la Lune. We arrived at the ship for 0830 and enjoyed a cooked breakfast from the crew before having a safety brief and setting off to sea! Although, before […]

December 27, 2015
Lord Nelson 27/12/15 Today we sailed for the first time in our trip! We were so excited to finally get out to sea after the ship had been repaired; even though a few people felt a bit nervous about sea sickness. After leaving the port we learnt what was involved in both setting and bracing […]

December 26, 2015
Lord Nelson 26/12/15 We decided not to go to sail or go to the sales. Instead we started with a scrummy breakfast of waffles with yogurts and mixed berries. Fuelling the crew for a full day of strenuous hiking in the hills of Gran Canaria (after a quick happy half hour). We travelled by coach […]

December 26, 2015
TNS454 26/12/15 Christmas was approaching and we were all looking forward to the promise of the feast to come. We left the Iles des Saintes and motored in a Northerly direction towards Guadeloupe. Somewhere along the way we did a course of 085. This was the moment James W. had been waiting for. He had […]

December 25, 2015
Lord Nelson 25/12/15 This blog was written by Casey Nicklin and Aaron Naden. Today we got woken up at 07:30 and came out to see our breakfast tables beautifully decorated by our messmen and the permanent crew. As it was Christmas Day one of the Permanent crew had placed 3 wrapped little parcels on each […]

December 24, 2015
Lord Nelson 24/12/15 Mess duty Woke up at 7:30 Met up with people Helped serve breakfast Did the washing up Prepared for lunch Did washing up went to the beach Had dinner (pie and mash) Had sore leave (editor’s note I think that she meant shore leave!) Created ideas for the egg drop Went to […]

December 23, 2015
TNS454 23/12/15 Monday night we anchored off Portsmouth in Dominica. A bright moon guided us in. We were close enough to shore to make out the headlights of individual cars, and to hear the music from beachside bars. We were excited to explore the island for ourselves. This morning, after an energetic happy hour, we organized tours for the […]

December 21, 2015
TNS454 21/12/15 We left Bequia yesterday in a strong breeze, but soon found ourselves in the wind shadow of neighbouring St. Vincent. For three hours we bobbed along under a bright sun, our sails sagging and our progress almost indecipherable. We bemoaned the lack of wind to our first mate, Fliss. “What do you mean?” […]

December 18, 2015
The tension mounted from dawn onwards. We could see our destination as well as St Vincent; Bequia (pronounced Bequwai) lay dead ahead. The birds were swooping all around and local shipping and pleasure boats could be seen. All rather alarming after so long almost alone in an empty ocean. Soon we were entering the small but busy harbour and […]

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