Greetings from us all onboard Tenacious.
We are just over half way through this maintenance period here at what has been a rather windy Portland at times, and our team of volunteers and permanent crew are making excellent progress.
A large amount of the mainmast standing rigging has been changed out, some welding aloft that required the fore topsail yard and fore course yard to be sent down has been completed, as well as some welding on deck. Numerous other painting and rigging jobs have been knocked off the to do list.
The engineering department have been really getting through the work list as well, far too much has been completed already to mention here, but with the help of our great engineering team, we are in an excellent position to finish the huge amount of work required to keep big T up to scratch and ready to go at departure time.
The annual MCA inspections were recently completed at Great Yarmouth, and all the Lifesaving and firefighting equipment has been serviced here at Portland and will be back onboard very soon.
The galley team have been keeping everyone fed and happy, the lower mess has been full and jolly at meal times as we have consistently had over 30 people onboard during this period so far.
Behind the scenes, our streamlined shore team have been working hard making sure that the JST continues to run smoothly, managing the booking processes, working on voyage programmes, and planning for the future as well as supporting the team onboard.
As I mentioned in my last update, the dedication, enthusiasm and willingness to get things done has been so encouraging to see, this despite the difficult times we find ourselves in as an organisation. If anyone needs a little dose of inspiration just now, you can find it onboard Tenacious here at Portland……
9th October 2022
Photo Credits: Bosun’s Mate Linnéa