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On Saturday 17th January 2015 there will be a concert in South Cerney, Gloucestershire with two choirs – the award-winning Swindon Male Voice Choir, and a ladies choir entitled “A Splash of Red”. Profits will be shared with the JST and the Royal British Legion. For more details contact Alan Fisher at alanfisher@rfranklinway.fsworld.co.uk.

October 28, 2014
Greetings from the entire voyage crew of Lord Nelson! We’re writing to you today from Cabo Finisterre, just off the North West corner of Spain, having negotiated our way through the Bay of Biscay in surprisingly mild conditions, even managing to turn off the engine and actually sail again as we got further south! What […]

October 28, 2014
Star date, 28th October, 2014, Ships Log These are the stories of the voyage of the JST Lord Nelson. To boldly, courageously and just plain fool hardily to go where everyone has been before! On the noon to four watch today are; Luis, Alex, Ellie, Jordan, Billy “the Kid”, Phil and Crispian. Big Bill, our […]

October 26, 2014
After night watches spent marvelling at swarms of luminescent jellyfish passing by, we awoke this morning to blazing sunshine and magnificent clear blue sky. Summer had returned and there were a few knobbly knees on show as members of the crew donned shorts in celebration. As we make our way through the Bay of Biscay […]

October 25, 2014
LORD NELSON AT SEA ! Motor sailing in long slow swells, several of the voyage crew are struggling with seasickness to various degrees; the ones not suffering are doing a great job of keeping spirits up and supplying drinks and snacks. We saw numerous dolphins playing alongside on Friday afternoon, always brings a few smiles! […]

October 24, 2014
Thursday 23rd, October to Friday 24th October. Today we set off on our voyage from Southampton port, sailed past the Needles in the Solent, and then we got a chance to climb the mast and then onto the yards, which was great and we had a great view.  We learned how to turn the yards […]

October 20, 2014
LN855 Southampton to Gran Canaria 20th October  – 8th November 2014 . Captain: Chris Phillips Mate: Ali Travis 2nd Mate: Lesley Sale Bosun: Tom Johnson Chief Engineer: Marco Michelangnoli 2nd Engineer: Gareth Bramwell Cook: Derek Carr Medical Purser: Jo Jackson Bosun’s Mates: Fred Normandale, Bill Cordaroy, Elizabeth Turner Cook’s Assistant: Victoria McAllister Plus Voyage Crew: […]

October 16, 2014
Happy hour commenced after breakfast where all watches contributed to the cleaning of the ship. Smoko followed this and then the Pilot arrived on board at 11:15.  We arrived into Cherbourg at 12:00. Lunch was served, and then we were given instructions to go ashore. Before leaving the ship we were given instructions on how […]

October 16, 2014
A few very lucky people from Norfolk will get the opportunity of a lifetime to sail the world, helping to crew a spectacular Tall Ship as part of a mixed physical ability team. These incredible experiences, organised by the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), provide deserving people with the chance to redefine their own perception of […]

October 14, 2014
Hello everybody, it’s been a good start to our voyage today. After spending last night anchored in the Solent, we set sails shortly after lunch time today and started on our way to Cherbourg in France. Everyone got involved with pulling ropes, and Tom, who is blind, was particularly enthusiastic to jump in as close […]

October 9, 2014
Hello friends and family! We are a few days into our voyage, and it’s been interesting so far! The weather forecasts for this week have been a little less than ideal. It’s quite windy – we’ve had a steady force 7 and 8, gusting to 9. (If you don’t know what this means, suffice it […]

October 6, 2014
What a weather change! Both ships are alongside in Southampton, Lord Nelson being totally stripped down, maintained and cleaned, and Tenacious hosting a thank you event for our generous equipment donors and suppliers. We are currently being blown onto the berth, with fenders squashing and ropes groaning, from the cosy below decks it sounds like […]

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