Day 2: Unfortunately clear skies weren’t to last and the night watch received a thorough soaking. Whilst some were feeling abit green, most were treated to a full-English and the rain didn’t last long. As we passed through the Alderney race, catching the tide, the crew gathered at their stations for Happy Hour, which unfortunately does not involve sampling Tenacious’s well-stocked bar. The crew set to work scrubbing the deck and almost all surfaces exposed to the elements, however the prospect of smoko and the glamorous wellies boosted motivation. I personally escaped this as I was on galley duty, which involved a lot of soap bubbles, dirty mugs and blasting music from the galley ipod dock. By mid-morning we were coasting along beside Jersey, and were swiftly joined by a pilot to help us into the mariner. The line-party was sent ashore and all hands were involved securing the Tenacious in her berth. This involved stowing the sails, achieved by a lot of tugging on ropes (two-six HEAVE). After a fantastic lunch of soup and all sorts of delicious salads, some of the crew ventured ashore to sample the delights of Jersey. Some enjoyed the shops, others the park and many the great view of Tenacious to be had from the shore. A Dinner of pork chops was scheduled to 6pm after which several crew members headed back into St Helier and the recommended pub. For many it was an early night to enjoy a full watch-free night’s sleep.