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February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 5th February Day 3 Forward   Starboard “Faaastly Superior” Watch TNS 479 Melbourne – Hobart Feb 2017 (aka Stardate 88, all is well). Awoke to a stunning sunrise off Port Arlington, to be greeted by yet another culinary extravaganza courtesy of Mika, Nate and string of galley rats. Weighed anchor at 10.30 and […]

February 14, 2017
TNS479 02-11/02/2017 2nd February Day 1: Departure   A fine Melbourne day greeted the crew of the Tenacious as we boarded, ready to embark on the voyage south to the port of Hobart and the wooden boat festival. After the required briefing and safety instruction in order to familiarise the new crewmembers with the vessel, […]

February 14, 2017
  Maintenance Update – Astican Dock Yard Las Palmas, Gran Canaria   The quiet on board in the evening is very welcome. During the day there has been lots of noise the siren in the shipyard goes of regularly starting at 07.00. The contractors start coming on board soon after. Thankfully all the hot work […]

February 14, 2017
LN911 06-16/01/2017 Day 9 – 14/01 Aft Starboard watch. Yesterday afternoon, there was a fire drill for the permanent crew which involved a lot of sea water being pumped up from the sea.  Voyage crew consequently had some rare leisure time! AS-watch was on the bridge from 8 pm to midnight. The sky cloudy, obscuring […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 8 Superstitious, who us sailors? NO!! So far (14.30), nothing untoward has happened, no storms or sea monsters. Heading 180, direct for Gran Canaria. After breakfast, a sail handling talk and then theory put into practice with bracing, hauling yards and sheets. Yippee we’re sailing again!   Anon Written under orders […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 7 Assisted climbs.  An overwhelming feeling of togetherness; working together to get our shipmates up the mast and them achieving great feats where these opportunities back in every day normal life is not the norm. The wind picked up so it was time to leave Madeira and take a 090 heading […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 6 Coach trip around the island, with our trusty guide and experienced driver who had the ability to bend his bus around the mountain hairpins. Highlights; views from the top of the 500m cliff (highest in ‘Europe’ you know!), a fishmongers only selling Espada’s – a long black ugly eel like […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 5 10/01 Providence for le matelot; she was turfed out of her forward berth at 01.30 so that the permanent crew could raise the anchor. So glad I brought my earplugs! The Nellie made her way back west, this time across the calm inky black sea back to Funchal, and berthed […]

February 14, 2017
LN911, 06-16/01/2016 Voyage Day 4 Land Ahoy! A blob of land on the horizon to report for the blog: Madeira, according to the Navigator. On the starboard side were the ‘Islas Uninhabidas’; three slab sided islands that apparently are uninhabited. As we drew closer to our destination, there was a strong north easterly with winds […]

Where & When Starting: Friday 1st September 2017 16:00:00 Ending:Saturday 2nd September 2017 23:00:00 Address: Cowes, Isle of Wight Introduce one new entry and receive 25% off Introduce two or more entry’s receive 50% off The Windsor Cup Regatta is the annual regatta open to any boat with a valid IRC Certificate and any other non-rated cruising […]

February 9, 2017
We are delighted to announce that SV Tenacious will be arriving in Wellington, New Zealand, on the 23rd May 2017 as part of a three-month programme in the country.  The arrival of SV Tenacious coincides with the establishment of The Jubilee Sailing Trust as a charity in New Zealand to help promote our mission of […]

January 10, 2017
    TNS477 2-12/1/17 Tue 10 January 2017   At 9am we departed our anchorage at Refuge Cove then motored through the scenic islands at the bottom of The Prom like the Anser Group. Captain Barbara thought they looked very Scottish in the grey sky !! Bosun Steve gave a very informative talk on different […]

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