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Tenacious - Tall Ship in the Mediterranean - Malta to Monaco

Voyage Number Vessel Starting Port Ending Port
TNS367 Tenacious Valletta, Malta Monaco
Booking fee Voyage duration Start date and time End date and time
GBP £20.00 10 days
04/03/2013 - 16:00 to 13/03/2013 - 10:00
04/03/2013 - 16:00 to 13/03/2013 - 10:00
Berth Type Availability Price Special Price
Per Person Available - Book Now GBP £685.00 n/a
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Malta to Monaco

From Malta, Tenacious will head North to Monaco, and there is every possibility that she will stop en route at Sardinia or Corsica.

These two islands are no different to many Meditteranean destinations, in as much as they were also targets for maruading pirates, romans and every other nation that fancied a piece of the pie!

Both distinctly different, and yet so close to one another. Corsica is proud to be Corse, neither French nor Italian, but somewhere in between. This is a gorgeous little volcanic island, offering fantastic walking, quaint ports and hilltop villages. Corse is spoken by the locals, although you will get by with French, but not with English. This is a firecly independent nation, proud to have fought wars to keep their island, and keepers of their culture. If you love cold meat, cured ham, chestnuts, local cheese and wine, you will not go far wrong on this island.

Sardinia is a the 2nd largest island in the Med, after Sicily and before Cyprus. Nearest land is Corsica, yet on Sardinia there is very much an Italian feel to the culture and cuisine. The coasts of Sardinia (1,849 km long) are generally high and rocky, with long, relatively straight stretches of coastline, many outstanding headlands, a few wide, deep bays, rias, many inlets and with various smaller islands off the coast.

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Largest wooden tall ship to be built in the UK for 100 years

Even on a 680 ton sailing ship there will be times when Tenacious  will feel a very small vessel. There will be days when you may not see another vessel or sign of modern life –but usually there are ships and fishing vessels to spot. Look out for the world’s ocean wildlife – seabirds like gannets and storm petrels, Whales and large schools of dolphins. As you head south the seas get bluer and warmer, its more shorts than wet weather gear and Africa is not far over the horizon to the South East.

Rhythmn of Ocean Sailing 

To keep LORD NELSON and TENACIOUS manned 24 hours a day, voyage crew are divided into four watches called Forward Port (FP), Forward Starboard (FS), Aft Port (AP) and Aft Starboard (AS). The Mate will explain the watchkeeping system and the ship’s routine. Watchkeeping means steering, keeping lookout, handling sails etc. under the supervision of your Watchleader and one of the ship’s Permanent Crew. When you are not “on watch” you may be asked to help the watch on deck with setting and trimming sails.

Each watch ideally comprises 10 people:
One Watchleader who is someone who has previously sailed on board LORD NELSON or TENACIOUS and has been recommended by the permanent crew for this role. Voyage Crew Up to 9 people of all ages and physical abilities.

“ Classic Sailing gift vouchers are up there with Oxfam ‘buy a goat for Christmas’ as a present most likely to change a life.” Georgie D , Norfolk

Able bodied & disabled crews sailing as equals 

Tenacious (and her smaller sister ship Lord Nelson) are the only two of their kind in the world that have been designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side by side on equal terms. 36 000 people have sailed on the two ships since they were built. Facilities on board include wide flat decks for ease of movement around the ship, wheel chair lifts between deck levels, a hearing hoop, a speaking compass when required and hydraulic power assisted steering to enable people with limited strength or mobility to experience the thrill of steering a 586 ton sailing ship. (see vessel details for more on her special facilities for the disabled).

A Challenge for All

The safety of everyone is top priority and so every activity is conducted at a pace comfortable for all. The forces of nature show no compromise and Tenacious is still a powerful square rigger so with main course, upper and lower topsails traditionally rigged so there is still considerable challenge in every voyage. Perhaps going aloft (climbing the rigging is optional) will be the biggest adrenalin buzz or simply the challenge and rewards of being part of a very special floating community.

The Buddy System on Tenacious

On Board Tenacious & Lord Nelson we operate a buddy system, which pairs able bodied and physically disabled people together. Everyone is there to help one another and share the experience, so the buddy system works both ways! You’ll get the chance to share skills and life experiences and, as many of our crew have found, make friendships that can last a lifetime. (On the booking form able bodied crew are asked if they are happy to buddy a mildly disabled crew member or a severely disabled crew member.)

Debbie in the Classic Sailing office has been a buddy for young wheelchair users and blind crew, as well as sailed on Tenacious as Watch Leader and Lord Nelson as a deck officer so if you are worried about your role on board, do give her a ring on 01872 580022.

GAP Year Challenge or Career Break

If you are taking time out to re appraise your life or do something worthwhile for your fellow humans, then a voyage on Tenacious or Lord Nelson can be both re-affirm your faith in human nature and take you on some interesting paths.

If you are aged 16-24 find out more about the ships Youth Leadership @ Sea programme - available on some voyages. There are bursaries available if you can't afford it.

A Tenacious voyage is also an accredited Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award residential programme.

Photo: Dolphins under the Dolphin Straker !




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