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November 16, 2017
Day 8 started with Lord Nelson sailing south south west with a brisk force 5 towards Finnister with coarse and top sails set. As we left the Bay of Biscay and closed in on the north west coast of Spain, the traffic separation zones were clearly evident with a steady procession of ships crossing the dark […]

November 14, 2017
It’s a sea voyage! As I write this we are ripping along in the Bass Strait at over 9 knots. The ship is rolling evenly and comfortably enough and every second or third roll the sea flies up past the porthole in the lower mess. Were we to attempt to go so fast on the […]

November 14, 2017
An excited crew joined us in Southampton as we ended a busy few days of maintenance, but a spritely fresh looking Nellie greeted them on arrival. Having joined the crew were soon put through the mandatory briefs, delivered by the very efficient Leslie the Mate. It was decided to stay alongside our first night and […]

November 14, 2017
Following the night of being under engines with no wind, conditions remained calm for the crew to enjoy what seemed to be a strange tranquil Bay of Biscay after a stunning meal cooked by Simon…and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The watches settled in  for the night routine which was a moonless night allowing the bright […]

October 25, 2017
Day 1: All the voyage crew arrived on time. Wind was likely gail force in the channel and force 6 in Poole. We had rope, steering and lookout training in the lower mess. Today was Trafalgar day – 212 years since the death of Lord Nelson. Extra tables were set up in the lower mess […]

We have a limited stock of new Christmas Cards that are now available to order! £4 for pack of 5. In loving memory of marine artist Keith Bacon, we have reproduced this beautiful sketch of two robins perched on a pin rail. Message inside card: “Season’s Greetings” £4 for pack of 5. This fabulous photo […]

October 18, 2017
LOCAL BUSINESSES UNITE TO OFFER EXTRAORDINARY SAILING OPPORTUNITIES Two Southampton based maritime organisations have announced a unique collaboration this week, bringing together two different sides of the sailing world. Oyster Yachts have embarked on a multi-year sponsorship of international charity, the Jubilee Sailing Trust. The announcement underscores Oyster’s commitment to maritime philanthropy and the Southampton community. […]

October 16, 2017
It was an early start for many of the Voyage Crew coming from near and distant corners of the country, who arrived on board Lord Nelson on Friday morning for the start of a four-day weekend. It was also a hectic start for the permanent crew after a week of successful daysails for supporters and […]

October 8, 2017
Meet Jessica, the JST’s latest cadet generously funded by Trinity House. Here’s how she got on aboard her first day sail on Lord Nelson.    On the 8th of October I was given the opportunity to participate in a day sail on board the STS Lord Nelson. I was able to shadow the deck crew […]

Two charities based in the South of England are embarking on a unique partnership to make marine wildlife watching and conservation a fully accessible activity open to all abilities. The Jubilee Sailing Trust and ORCA have combined their respective expertise to design a voyage that will allow a mixed ability crew to observe and study […]

Its that time of year again… The JST Autumn Pumpkin Festival is back! Come along and join in a range of fun activities for you and your family! Date: Saturday 14th October 2017 Location: Royal Victoria Country Park Netley Southampton Time: 12:00 to 17:00 Price: Adult – £5.00 Children – FREE! Parking included

September 22, 2017
It is with mixed feelings that we begin this final blog. There is great excitement on board as we motor under the QE2 bridge towards our great capital. But it is with sadness that we think about going our separate ways this evening, leaving a great community and new found friends. We marked the end […]

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