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Get a taste of life at sea on one of our Day Sails

In just one day you can have a tall ships experience and sample some of the aspects that make sailing with the JST a unique adventure. Try your hand at helming the ship and setting the sails and enjoy our freshly cooked food straight from the galley. Our tall ships experiences are ideal if you would like to see what it is like on board our ships before signing up for a longer voyage or if you would like to go sailing but don’t wish to sleep on board. They also make very special gifts for loved ones. Children from as young as 12, if accompanied by a parent or appropriate adult, can join us for a day sail, making it a great day out for families.

heave ho“I want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved with JST. I had such a wonderful time on my daysail in August, and the two voyages I am recently back from were out of this world. ‘Changing Lives’ is so right – I saw, and felt it happening!” Margaret

A typical Day Sail itinerary:

08.30 Step on board Lord Nelson or Tenacious. You will be greeted with tea/coffee and bacon rolls (or vegetarian option)
09.00 Captain’s welcome and safety briefing
09.20 Depart berth
09.45 Take part in pulling on ropes and setting the sails or relax and enjoy the view
10.30 Smoko – a tea/coffee break with delicious cakes made on board
11.00 Take a turn at helming (steering) the ship – if you would like to
12.00 Bar open
13.00 Lunch, freshly cooked straight from the galley. Vegetarian options available
14.00 Relax and enjoy the view of the coast, or get involved in handling sails and maneuvering the ship. You may get a chance to climb aloft if weather/conditions permit
1500 Smoko – afternoon tea, coffee and cakes
1630 Tie back up alongside the dock
1700 Depart the ship

To book your day sail please click here


We are unable to accept bookings for day sails from anyone under 16 unless that person is accompanied by a parent or appropriate adult over the age of 18.

Buddies are not allocated on a day sail. Anyone who would require one on one buddying will need to bring someone with them.

Going aloft may be possible for those who do not require climbing assistance but the opportunity will be subject to weather conditions on the day. Because of the manning levels and time constraints during a day sail, assisted climbs are not possible. The final decision rest with the captain

Before you book, please read payment and cancellation clauses in our Terms and conditions of Sailing. You should note that payments for Day Sails are non-refundable. In the event of cancellation by the Passenger or in the event of cancellation by the JST, due to weather conditions which prevent the Ship from sailing. We recommend you ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellation or curtailment by you of your Day Sail.

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