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June 13, 2015
13/6/2015 TNS439 It’s a sunny south westerly 4/5 and we have the lower topsails, staysail, and the outer jib set already! Plenty to see for those on deck, and even more for those who climb the mast on this glorious Day Sail. We head out of Southampton Waters, turning Eastwards along the North Channel and […]

June 12, 2015
12/06/15 LN869 Day 4 We tacked first thing after morning meeting, but soon found we weren’t making much headway so we handed the sails and put the engine on. We headed into Douglas, arriving at about 1700, on the 9th. I went into shore in the DOTI boat as a linesman, and had a beautiful view […]

June 12, 2015
12/06/15 TNS439 And the crew of TNS439 have a final sail, from Hamstead Point Isle of Wight to Berth 108 Western Docks Southampton, after a celebratory meal the previous night at anchor, and stories from all aboard with memories of the war. We pack bags and say farewell…until the next time!

June 11, 2015
11/6/2015 TNS439 This is our last full day on-board and we have just pulled up the anchor ready to head up the needles, planning to dock in Southampton tomorrow. The wind has picked up and is a bit choppy, but I guess if you had read Wednesdays blog this is nothing compared to that. The youth “Leadership at Sea” group […]

June 10, 2015
10/06/15 LN869 Day 3 -4 Yesterday we had square rig sails out for the first time on the voyage! One got a bit caught so Luis got sent up to sort things out. A lot of shouting up and down the mast! (but no panic). We had 0000-0400 watch this morning. We woke up to rough seas […]

June 10, 2015
10/6/2015 TNS439 Anchored off Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. So! The trip of a lifetime is drawing to a close. The voyage crew made up of young and not so young, (War Babies) have learned a great deal.  To the not so old, it may have seemed that the war babies were still relishing the […]

June 9, 2015
9/6/2015 TNS439 Well another perfect 24hours with the JST, what’s that like? Yesterday the good crew of Tenacious spent our last day in Caen visiting the many attractions, cafes, and monuments, ending in a lovely meal with most of the voyage and permanent crew attending. The next morning we were set to transit the Caen […]

June 8, 2015
07/06/15 TNS439 Hi my name is Callum. I am 17 and from a little town called Totton. Following from yesterday’s log by Mike, as he missed my talk, myself, Jack and Amanda had to do a presentation as part of the criteria in the leadership at sea course we are doing. The presentation was about […]

June 6, 2015
06/06/15 LN869 The voyage crew found their way to Lord Nelson in Cardiff we were moored opposite the Welsh Assembly building. After being greeted on board by Steve Higgs the First mate they were shown to their bunks by their watch leaders, and then came to sign on with me Jo Hicks Medical Purser. Once most of them […]

June 6, 2015
06/06/15 TNS439 Arromanche Today was a non-travelling one on board Tenacious. We were woken unusually, by a bugler playing reveille, a nice touch on this, the 71st anniversary of D-Day. Breakfast included a crumpet, which had to be explained to our token American crew Bob. Later in the morning we took part in a moving short […]

June 5, 2015
05/06/15 TNS439 from Pointe Du Hoc Yesterday afternoon most crew went ashore for lunch in Cherbourg, and the fore course was rigged by the Leadership At Sea crew members. An enjoyable evening was experienced by all; delicious food but mussels are in season from July here, and best not to ask for them on the menu […]

June 4, 2015
04/06/15 TNS439 A big bonjour to all our loyal followers and those tuning in for the first time! Welcome to day three of our voyage on-board the beautiful barque “Tenacious” (and what an incredible barque she is!) Coming to you from Cherbourg, France! The intrepid adventurers on-board have been kept busy overnight settling into life at […]

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