Experience the journeys of our iconic tall ships with the fantastic Sail the World book, detailing the amazing trip of Lord Nelson during her epic voyage around the world. STS Lord Nelson, affectionately known as Nellie, covered 52,577 nautical miles and 60,482 land miles. Nellie did not have any passengers but extraordinary crews; led by Cpt. Barbara Campbell and Cpt. Chris Phillips along with a professional crew and around 1,000 volunteer crew both able-bodied and disabled.
This brand new and visually stunning book is written by one of our long-standing supporters, Alan Fisher with support from Dave Mercer and kindly sponsored by Chrissie & Andy Parsons, also long-standing volunteers and ambassadors of the Trust. Alan pulls together the tales of our two captains, who wrote the articles for the book during their travels. Without the huge amount of work they have put in, these adventures would not have gone ahead. Without the support of our fantastic volunteers and crew, these stories would not have been brought to life.
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280 x 230 mm – Jacketed Harback – 224 Pages
A unique photographic record
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.
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.