The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) is an international, United Nations accredited disability charity, promoting integration through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing.
We provide life-changing adventures to people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of physical ability.
Our voyages change lives by improving self-esteem, building confidence, and providing fantastic leadership and life skills.
Our custom designed tall ships (Lord Nelson and Tenacious) include features not seen on other vessels – the entire ship is wheelchair accessible including the platforms up the mast; there are aids for the visually impaired like a speaking compasses and braille signage; people with limited dexterity can even helm the ship with a joystick – so disabled and able-bodied crew members can work together side-by-side. There are no passengers and no restrictions.
In this way, a JST voyage provides a unique environment where disability is not a factor and those with disabilities can operate as equals alongside the able-bodied, where everyone comes together to work as a single team.
Over the last 35 years the JST have provided never-to-forget adventures to almost 45,000 people, including: 5,548 wheelchair users; 1,899 people who are blind; 547 amputees; 1,671 with cerebral palsy; and 1,295 with hearing impairments.
In New Zealand, in the 2013 Disability Survey, published by Statistics New Zealand, approximately 24% were identified as disabled, that is nearly 1.1 million people. The survey went on to note that for adults, physical limitations were the most common type of impairment. Additionally over half of adults suffering from any form of disability (53%) suffered from more than one type of impairment.
During her stay in New Zealand, our unique tall ship Tenacious will tour North Island, visiting major ports including Wellington and Auckland. Our objective is to ensure that over 350 New Zealanders have the opportunity to sail on Tenacious whilst she visits, with around half having some sort of disability.
As you will see on our voyage listings, we have a variety of different types of voyages available to book – ranging from Day Sails to 12 day long trips. We also have a number of opportunities for charters and group bookings. To help you navigate the booking process, please see the below table which includes an explanation of the forms, medical information and insurance requirements for each voyage type. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone+64 (0)9 887 5672.
|VOYAGE TYPE||FORMS REQUIRED||MEDICAL FORMS||INSURANCE||EQUIPMENT|
|Public Voyage||Booking form required with contact details, emergency contact and brief medical questions||Additional medical forms only required if a medical condition is declared or if you are on regular medication||Y||N|
|Public Daysail||Booking form required with contact details, emergency contact and brief medical questions||N||N||N|
|Chartered Voyage||Booking forms required with contact details, emergency contact and brief medical questions||Additional medical forms only required if a medical condition is declared or if you are on regular medication||Y||N|
|Chartered Daysail||Booking forms required with contact details, emergency contact and brief medical questions||N||N||N|
Why do you need so much information?
Our voyages and Daysails can be very physical and we want and encourage everyone to be included to the best of their ability, but, including safely! The information provided by you at the time of booking enables the permanent crew to choose the most suitable watch/bunk/buddy for each individual with the aim of maximising your voyage experience.
Do I need specialised insurance?
Your insurance needs to cover you sailing including air evacuation from the ship if deemed necessary.
As we are not insurers and are not regulated to give any advice, we cannot recommend what would be an appropriate insurance product for your needs. Previous voyage crew who have sailed with us have used Covermore’s international travel insurance and Topsail have tall ships and sail training insurance at http://www.topsailinsurance.com.au/travel-insurance.html
JST New Zealand is currently being incorporated