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May 11, 2017
Forward starboard blog 10th-11th May 2017 Aboard the Lord Nelson, after a quiet morning shift in the sunshine and a glorious antipasti style lunch out on deck, it was finally time to hoist the sails (despite the lack of wind!). We were living in keen anticipation of the wind increasing late in the day. A […]

May 10, 2017
Life at sea on board the STS Lord Nelson, From the viewpoint of the Aft Port Watch We joined the ship on Tuesday 9th May in Liverpool at 10am and met our watchleader Maria O’Sullivan. The sun was shining, the weather was warm and the Mersey was very calm. We were introduced to the captain […]

April 28, 2017
As Lord Nelson approached Isle of Man on voyage LN920, after battling through some tough weather and defying the odds to reach their destination on time, Annette and Genevieve took some time on board to reflect on their voyage – in the form of these brilliant poems! We navi-circum-gated, While the winds blew unabated. We’ll […]

March 31, 2017
Some fantastic news to end the financial year on! As long standing supporters of the Jubilee Sailing Trust will be aware, we had to borrow £4m in order to complete the building of Tenacious in 2000. Since then, the Trust has been challenged to repay these funds. We are delighted to announce that after a significant […]

The Jubilee Sailing Trust has been set the challenge of raising 200 donations in 24 hours, as we embark on our first Giving Day this Thursday 23rd March. To make this a success, we need your help! It’s less about how much we raise, but more about spreading the JST’s message and reaching new people […]

March 13, 2017
Voyage: LN915 Sunday dawned as another grand day with Forward Starboard watch taking the 8am to 12.30pm Forenoon watch and the 8pm to midnight First watch. The morning brief highlighted that with the light winds we had only travelled 120 miles north of the Azores and would continue to track up the west side of […]

March 7, 2017
Voyage: LN915 Eight days ago on the afternoon of Monday 27th February 2017, thirty-two complete strangers from as many different places met for the first time. Each with their own reason for being here and problems to face. Eight days later we are no longer 32 individuals, we are four watches clearly moulding into a […]

February 23, 2017
LN913 End of the voyage After we anchored for the night in Gran Tarajal, we awoke the follow morning and weighed anchor and made sail towards Las Palmas. After a lovely sail with dolphins and whales spotted, we approached Las Palmas the next day. The Irene was under sail outside the harbour and was a […]

Alan Fisher’s stunning new book is out now, featuring tales from Nellie’s extraordinary voyages around the world. Click here to find out more!    Review on Sail the World by Ann Galliard (Author of Sandbank – War and Peace: A Scottish Village 1914-1948) I have just circumnavigated the world in the sail training ship “Lord Nelson”. […]

February 20, 2017
LN913, Half Term Get Away, 11-18/02/2017 16 February 2017   Day 6 LN913 By Aft Port Watch This blog’s no blog! But it is the log of Goodship- lord Nelson True! Events recalled by a crew of noble birth But we are very new! A birthday girl- the bosun’s mate and climbers Peter and Yvonne& […]

February 20, 2017
LN913, Half Term Get Away, 11-18/02/2017 Saturday 11th February Saturday heralded the start of our adventure, beginning with a safety briefing and introductions. Following these, the Leadership at Sea Team (L@Sea) ventured ashore for ice cream’s on the beach, whilst the older members of the crew enjoyed a local beer or two ashore. Strong winds […]

February 20, 2017
TNS480, Hobart Cruise in Company, 14-19/2/2017 Saturday 18 February 2017 A Tannoy announcement is not the gentlest way to wake up, but when it is telling you to get to the mess where your shipmates in the galley have porridge, bacon, eggs, hash-browns and coffee waiting for you then it is quite acceptable.  As a […]

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