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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 21, 2017
Voyage: TNS 484 Following a busy joining day with all the training that comes with sailing, a slight delay in Port procedures meant that some of the VC had an evening to bond as watches ashore or catch an early night of well deserved rest. This was greeted with joy for most. Day two, graced […]

March 17, 2017
Voyage LN915 We’ve all learnt a lot on this trip about the weather, finding winds blowing in the right directions, and then setting our sails to make the best use of those winds. Captain Richard taught us about areas of high and low atmospheric pressure, and most of us had already heard of the Azores […]

March 15, 2017
Voyage LN915 Starboard Forward Watch The Great Egg Drop Day. Our mission is to throw a raw egg from the Main Mast top to the deck aft so that it lands unbroken. Any padding used can only be sourced from the Wheelie bins at the back of the ship. A verbal presentation is also required […]

March 14, 2017
Voyage LN915 Beginning the day with an 8am-12:30 watch, our main objective was speed! In order to make good distance we were issued a challenge to maintain a speed of over 5.2 knots, and so began the sport of competitive helming. Each member of the watch had their chance to beat the maximum speed of […]

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 11, 2017
Voyage: LN915 Leaving Sao Jorge was as beautiful as arriving and the brief time there. On our starboard side was the sheer cliff and eroded caldrons of Sao Jorge and to our port the towering majesty of the snow clad volcano of Pico. A whale spout was spotted and for the eight on deck there […]

March 10, 2017
We, the voyage crew made up of 3 watches of 28 brave souls, are now going to relate some of our adventure. On the quay at the Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney we spent our first morning sprinting up the ratlines to the first platform and the yard arms, ie struggling up the ladders […]

March 9, 2017
Voyage: LN915 After 9 days sailing we went ashore for 2 days, first to Faical and then Sao Jorge. The weather was misty and wet at times but we enjoyed the botanical beauty, strip growing of crops; cows, goats, chickens and ponies all seen. There was also a wide variety of plants including hibiscus, lillies […]

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 […]

March 6, 2017
Voyage: LN915 Most mornings, I awake into a routine of random resolutions. I embark on a mission to do what’s interesting and different, to find satisfaction for my mind. My latest resolution was actually that which brought me to an awakening of unforeseen and quite extraordinary satisfaction. After deciding to accept an offer of a […]

March 5, 2017
There were Atlantic spotted dolphins seen this morning, Portuguese Men of War and jellyfish. There’s a good chance we will see whales and turtles as that is their food. We’ve traveled 767 nautical miles. We’ve set all the sails and turned on the engine. After a leisurely day with Sunday Service, Roast Lamb lunch and […]

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