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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 […]

October 3, 2014
Hello to all you JST supporters out there. I am on board Tenacious at dock gate 4 in Southampton, and it is glorious hot sunshine still! I am reliably (?) informed that Tenacious won the ship against ship sailing race…. But that Lord Nelson won on time?! Clear as mud then. What is evident is […]

October 2, 2014
It was George Orwell who wrote that all people are equal. That is not so in real life. On the Nelson however, Orwell’s visions become a reality. Here within 24 hours a group of complete strangers under the guidance of our super watch leader Martina became a fully competent team working as one. A mixed […]

October 1, 2014
Having departed Cherbourg at high water, we went out into the bay and got everything ready for the next race. This time it was a race to see which ship could get the furthest north in an allocated time. After happy hour, bracing and lunch it was time to set our sails. With virtually no […]

September 30, 2014
This morning we awoke to sight of land, we headed into Cherbourg mid to late morning and berthed alongside Tenacious. Finally tied up alongside her after some tricky manoeuvring. We were then given shore leave and most of us went into the town to see the sights and find a place to eat. We all […]

September 29, 2014
We began the day Anchored in Swanage Bay, after a noble attempt by the crews of both vessels to beat each other in a friendly race between rivals – which was won by Lord Nelson despite the rather uncooperative winds. Tuesday morning attempts were again made to race, this time across the channel to the […]

September 29, 2014
After a swift happy hour we were ready to pick up the anchor. We headed off with Tenacious ready to start the race around various waypoints plotted on the chart. We made a good start and within an hour we were already 1.5 miles ahead of Tenacious, by the afternoon we had increased our lead […]

September 28, 2014
For me the day began with serving the breakfast for the rest of the crew. Dealing with demands of multiple requests by Alan (just trying to test me)and the rest of the voyage crew. The race began after lunch today and although there wasn’t much wind we still made over 4.5 knots. It was all […]

September 27, 2014
Joined Lord Nelson with a bunch of pirates at 2pm on the 28th September.. Arr! The first day was packed full of interesting and fun things to do. Safety training started at 2pm and shortly followed by training for the emergency evacuation team. I (Chris), along with 3 others was given the role of being […]

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