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March 25, 2018
Sunday 25th F’ward Port Things are pretty steady as we are sailing making 5.2 knots on to Cape Town it’s quite peaceful without the engines and the motion of the ship under sail is lovely. We remain alone in the Ocean, the last time we saw any people was the staff that helped us cast off at […]

The JST’s London branch, the 2-6 Heavers, are taking part in a sponsored trek to Oxford this summer. From 26th May to Sunday June 3rd, the team will be following the Thames Path from their home city of London, for 9 days, 12 miles per day approx and in total 108 miles. The aim is to […]

March 21, 2018
We are sailing! We are sailing!! More than 24 hours now under sail – Fore Course, lower and upper Topsails and Main lower and upper topsails. Winds gusting 33 knots, but as from behind we are going at 9 knots – so more like 42knots!! Noon to noon travelled 203 nm – but the record […]

For today’s Giving Day, we’ve produced a brand new film to explain who the JST are. Click here to see the film. We sent a camera crew to meet some of the people who have sailed with us, to find out what makes the STS Lord Nelson so unique. If you can spare a little, […]

Last year’s Giving Day raised an incredible £4,000 for the Jubilee Sailing Trust. This year we’re aiming to beat that and raise £5,000 in 24 hours! The funds raised will help purchase essential spare parts for Lord Nelson such as a new Turbo Charger and Starter Motor for her engines. Here’s a peek at the “iron topsail”. […]

March 20, 2018
A glacier before breakfast. It was a bright but chilly morning as we gave three cheers for South Georgia and slipped our berth at King Edward Point watched by bemused Fur Seal pups and the KEP staff. We headed down Cumberland East Bay to look at the majestic Hamberg Glacier where it plunges into the […]

March 16, 2018
It is a ‘Dark & Stormy’ night on the Rhumb line. Lord Nelson is braced and ready for action, with fore and aft sails set on a dark and moonless night by the two on watches. As midnight passes we finally turn for the elusive Azores – still some 260 nm to the North. Winds blow, Whales […]

March 15, 2018
After sailing around the southern tip of South Georgia and up the coast, we arrived at King Edward Point just after breakfast. The last few hours were in calm waters but thick fog so the water tight doors were closed. But what an arrival. At the entrance to the bay the fog lifted to reveal […]

March 14, 2018
That was a watch for the memory bank! We’ve just finished the 1230-1600 watch. Winds over the port bow 35-45 knots – force 9 in Beaufort speak – with occasional gusts over 50 knots (force10).  We are muffled in many layers of  most of  our clothing and those who had the foresight to bring ski […]

March 13, 2018
Today we entered the Antarctic Convergence Zone, this also means we are now on the same chart as South Georgia – our first destination on this voyage.  Sea birds are spotted in abundance, albatross, tern and petrel. You can still see Dolphins jumping out of the water and spinning, despite being in the coldest seas […]

March 13, 2018
We’re still heading towards the Azores, 620 nm travelled so far. The weather has been great; good sunbathing opportunities and the wind is picking up. The day started with Lauras fitness class on the back of the bridge, a good work out ahead of tomorrow’s yoga class. After the morning meeting, the Mate Trev gave us a very formative […]

To celebrate the JST turning 40 years old this year, we’re asking our supporters to raise £197.80 each to commemorate the year the Trust was established. Our annual JST Giving Day takes place on 21st March, and we’d love your help in raising funds and awareness of our mission. But if you haven’t got time for that, then we’d love to […]

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