"Any donation you are able to make towards the cost of Tenacious' new sails would be a lifeline, and we'll continue to do what we do best: give our fellow shipmates the experience of a lifetime."
Everyone has been working hard over these last month’s getting Tenacious through her special survey. New main engines and generators have been fitted amongst a myriad of other equipment, and we are very much looking forward to taking our voyage crew sailing again in the early part of next year.
We’ve mentioned that new machinery has been installed, but we are of course a sailing ship, and the ship's main propulsion are our sails. Some of our sails are wearing rather thin now, particularly our highest square sails which, for those who haven’t sailed with us yet, are known as Royals.
It would be an amazing thing to be able to bend on brand new sails for this coming season. Sails are more than just strips of canvas panels sewn together, they are the wings of the ship and give her that feeling of being almost like a living thing rather than just another inorganic object. Flying through the water under sail on Tenacious is a magical experience, and in my opinion, brings a closer connection to the sea itself.
They are worked very hard however, and are constantly under attack from all weathers. Because of that they need to be strong and well made, this of course requires a significant investment by the Trust. Any donation you are able to make towards the cost of Tenacious' new sails would be a lifeline, and we'll continue to do what we do best: give our fellow shipmates the experience of a lifetime.
Fair winds and safe sailing from all of us onboard Tenacious.