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July 15, 2018
We are the forward starboard watch, we are currently on our 12.30 – 16.00 watch on day 3. The sky is blue, the wind is very light. So far today we have spotted some of the other Tall Ships that are racing, a seal, a dragonfly and a few birds. We are sailing with 9 knots of […]

July 14, 2018
LN954 Sunderland – Esbjerg Tall Ships Race Leg one 13 th -20 th July 2018 14 th July Race Day The day started with some training about climbing aloft, followed by the chance to actually go up the masts. Everyone got fitted with harnesses and most of the crew climbed up the rigging. After climbing up […]

July 4, 2018
After an epic series of voyages across the world, and nearly three years away, Tenacious will make making her approach to Southampton Port tomorrow!   Here’s where you can spot the ship on Thursday 5th July 2018. Calshot: 1400 Netley: 1425 Hythe Pier: 1430 Off berth: 1500   Tenacious has visited 26 countries in almost […]

July 4, 2018
Ahoy Shipmates, We awoke this morning to a view of the Needles and the lighthouse and have had a lovely morning making our way to and anchoring off Yarmouth. We are running boats ashore for our last port visit, looking forward to cream tea and fish and chips – it’s been a while! There has […]

July 3, 2018
We are currently zooming along at 4 knots due to wind power and we are sailing with the engines off! We sighted Berry Head and Dartmouth before wearing the ship to allow us to continue our thrilling sail. Micah cooked a delicious Chicken Normandy and Banoffee Pie and 2nd Mate Maikel boldy accepted his own personal […]

July 2, 2018
A-hoy! With only a few days of the voyage remaining, Tenacious has returned to home waters! After Sunday’s energetic daytime activities, and some lovely early evening sunshine, a tense evening lay in wait on the Bay of Biscay. Just as our 8pm to midnight watch began an eerie bank of fog rolled in towards us […]

June 30, 2018
Hola Amigos, Visibility is rather important at sea, this has been discussed previously however we didn’t truly understand the difficulties of low visibility until we encountered it. Most of the night we appeared to be within a cloud. From the bridge we could barely see the bowsprit let alone anything else in the water. The […]

June 29, 2018
Hello from Tenacious as we leave Vigo in Spain! We had a fabulous couple of days here exploring the area, after a diversion to avoid the strong NE winds raging across the Bay of Biscay and to hopefully find favourable winds. There have been trips to the beach, the town and a few people may […]

June 25, 2018
We continue to proceed on a generally east to north east course towards the top North West corner of the Iberian Peninsula – Cabo Finisterre. Strong north easterlies, sweeping down the English Channel, prevent us pursuing a more northerly,  more direct course to Southampton but Captain Barbara is certain we would still make the port […]

June 24, 2018
Day 28 Yesterday’s catch of the day was enjoyed by the fish eaters amongst us, as the entrée for last night’s dinner. Thank you Nige for catching the lovely tuna (on BM Ted’s lure) and to Captain Barbara for turning the tuna into a lovely sushi treat! Having sailed almost due east from the Azores, […]

June 23, 2018
We continue to pitch and bounce into 20 knot winds under damp steely skies – the Atlantic showing its true colours! Contributions to JST fundraising following Liz’s head shave have already raised an amazing £390 on board. Do go to to donate and help smash her £500 target. This morning Ninja Nige’s lure was […]

June 22, 2018
As the sun set yesterday whilst we meandered through the other Azorean islands one final time, the crew was unrecognisable as everyone donned their foul weather gear. We suspect it will get a little colder after leaving these wondrous isles. We have certainly been spoiled by the lovely weather to date, as our woollen hats […]

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