On 21st October 2012, STS Lord Nelson left her home port of Southampton to start her epic voyage around the world. She returned to her berth in Southampton on 26 September 2014. This 2 year round the world voyage was an enormous voyage for the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
During the voyage, the STS Lord Nelson affectionately known as Nellie, covered 52,577 nautical miles , 60,482 land miles. Nellie did not have any passengers, she was crewed by 2 Captains, Cpt. Barbara Campbell and Cpt. Chris Phillips along with a professional crew and around 1,000 volunteer crew both able bodied and disabled.
It was a voyage of contrasts. The weather was often a challenge, with many storms, winds up to 60 knots, and torrential downpours. But there was also great fun on board, wonderful camaraderie, warm welcomes, incredible scenery and an abundance of wildlife.
This is the full book of that voyage.
Sail the World has been sponsored by Chrissie and Andy Parsons and printed at cost by York Publishing Services Ltd. All Profits will go to the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
280 x 230 mm – Jacketed Harback – 224 Pages
A unique photographic record
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Books will be despatched in early December
About the Author
Alan Fisher MBE
Alan first learnt to sail while serving in the Royal Air Force. His first voyage was to Cherbourg in a cold and damp November 1980 on a “Nicholson 55”, which started his love of sailing. Over the years he did many voyages and races, and progressed through the RYA qualifications to become a Yachtmaster Offshore and a shore based instructor.
Leaving the RAF in 1997 he saw an advertisement in a yachting magazine entitled “Help build a wooden tall ship”. This turned out to be the construction of Tenacious, the JST’s second ship. Suitably qualified, having been an aircraft engineer and possessing an O-level in woodwork, he applied for this, and spent a week as a voluntary member of a “Shorewatch” team.
He subsequently did his first voyage on Lord Nelson in the Canaries, returned as a Watch Leader, progressed to sailing as a Second Engineer, and finally as a Bosun’s Mate, which he still continues to do. He started the Gloucestershire Branch of the JST in 2005, and in 2010 was appointed a JST Ambassador.